What is Gold?
Gold is one of the most precious metals on earth. It has earned this reputation for its distinct natural color and resistance to corrosion. However gold is very soft and malleable. In order to withstand everyday wear, gold is alloyed with mixtures of other metals such as palladium, silver, copper, nickel and zinc. The term ‘Karatage’ symbolized by a number followed by the letter ‘K’ is used to indicate the amount of metal in the gold jewelry. 24K gold means that the purity of the metal is 100% gold.
18K gold is composed of 75% gold and 25% other metals alloyed to make the gold jewelry durable for everyday wear.