K is for Karat!

K is for Karat!

Sorry to break it to you, but no unfortunately it is not 100%. If you are wearing any jewellery, have a look for the metal hallmark. Your jewellery will have a hallmark to indicate the purity out of a 1000. For example: if your gold jewellery is hallmarked 750, it is 75% pure gold (also known as 18 karat).


9K gold contains 37% pure gold and 63% Alloy.

14K contains 58% pure gold and 42% Alloy.

18K gold contains 75% pure gold and 25% Alloy.

So why not just make it 100%?

Because Gold is too soft for making jewelry especially for everyday use! 


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