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Date 29-10-2023

What is 18K 14K 9K gold?

Have you ever wondered why there's a limit on the gold used when choosing jewelry like a diamond ring or necklace? Sellers typically offer options like 18K, 14K, or 9K gold, and you might wonder how these types differ. Moment Diamond has the answers for you when considering your jewelry purchase. Here's what you need to know:

To begin with, it's important to understand that the gold available falls into two main categories: real gold and K gold.
Real Gold

Gold sold at general shops, often as bars or jewelry, typically follows regional gold standards. In places like Thailand, it's around 96.5% pure, approximately 23.16K. It comprises 96.5 parts real gold and 3.5 parts other metals. This gold type is relatively soft, limiting the number of gemstones it can accommodate. When gemstones are added, they are used sparingly due to the gold's softness.

K gold (K)

K gold, often denoted as "K," is authentic gold deliberately alloyed with a gold content of less than 96.5% to enhance its durability, making it an excellent choice for crafting jewelry with embedded gemstones, all while maintaining its shape. This category of gold is still recognized as genuine, and it is widely employed in jewelry making. It can be further categorized into three main types, each distinguished by its gold content:

  • 18K Gold: This type consists of approximately 75.00% pure gold.

  • 14K Gold: Comprising about 58.33% pure gold.

  • 9K Gold: Containing around 37.50% pure gold.

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Higher-K gold is more expensive due to its greater gold content. Additional components like copper and zinc are mixed to reach 100%, resulting in various colors such as White Gold, Yellow Gold, Pink Gold, or Rose Gold.

In the jewelry industry, 18K gold is the most common choice. However, if you need to stay within a specific budget, you can opt for 9K gold without affecting your jewelry's appearance.

If you're uncertain and have questions about the suitability of 18K, 14K, or 9K gold, feel free to add us on Line at @momentdiamond for an initial consultation. We're here to provide free advice, helping you acquire the most beautiful jewelry within your budget.

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