The word “Karat” Defines the quality mark of Pure Gold. Pure gold 24 karat is very soft and flexible. Pure Gold is not suitable for regular use as jewellery designs.
24-karat gold is generally considered too soft for use in jewellery, so pure gold is alloyed with other metals to increase gold strength and to make as jewellery more durable. Copper, zinc, nickel and silver are metals commonly mixed with pure gold for use in jewelry as different kind of gold grade. From this trend in modern life lot of Jewellery New designs coming to gold market for regular use.
Kinds of Gold Purity
- Asians prefer 24 karat gold. 100% pure gold.
- 18-karat gold is 18/24ths, or three-quarters pure gold.
- Jewellery of this fineness is marked “18k” means 75%gold.
- Fourteen-karat gold is 14/24ths.
- Jewelry of this fineness is marked “14k” means 58.5 percent gold.
Caring for Your Gold Jewellery
- Even though gold is lasting and durable it will be scratched if treated unsafely.
- Chlorine Gas Form or liquid form is one of the worst enemy to Gold Jewellery.
- Repeated exposure to chlorine can weaken its structure leading to breakage. So keep your jewellery away from chlorinated cleaning products.
- Protect your valuable gold jewelery by storing it safely wrapped in a soft cloth when not being worn.
- Clean your gold jewellery with a standard cleaning solution in lukewarm water, or have it steam-cleaned by your local jewellers.
- Dry well and polish smoothly jewellery with a soft cloth after cleaning and rinsing.
- Keep gold jewellery free from dust, moisture.
- Always inspect your gold jewelry for weakness or damage.