Karate Of Gold

Guide To Karatage Of Gold

Gold is a clinquant, elite, and beautiful soft metal. Gold in Indian culture holds great esthetic and traditional value. It is an auspicious precious metal which many believe to bring wealth and prosperity along with the blessings of the Gods. Given its significance, we must know the metal thoroughly to make the correct decision while buying it.

Here’s a complete guide to knowing ‘Gold.’

Gold comes in a variety of purity levels, like 14 karats, 18 karats, and 22 karats 24 karats. Higher the karat ratings purer is the gold. It is desirable to buy the purest form of gold; however, the higher the karat lowers the durability of gold. The gold used in making engagement rings, wedding bands, and other beautiful fine jewellery pieces are primarily of lesser karatage and high in durability. Karat is not the same as a diamond carat. ‘Carat’ refers to the weight of a diamond and ‘Karat’ refers to the purity of gold.

The commonly used karats are:

24 karat or 999 is 99.9% gold

22 karat or 916 is 91.6% gold

18 karat or 750 is 75.0% gold

14 karat or 585 is 58.3% gold



24 Karat Gold 

24 karat is the purest form of gold. When you are buying 24 karat gold, it means you are buying 99.9% pure gold. It is most commonly used to make gold bars and coins and sometimes used in electronics and even medicines. 24 karat gold is extremely soft, pliable, and less in density than lower karatage; hence it is not used for jewellery making. 24 karat gold is mainly used for investment purposes.


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22 Karat Gold Jewellery

22 karat gold is made of a mixture of 22 parts of gold and 2 parts of metals like copper, zinc, silver, and palladium. It is 91.67% pure gold. Its signature yellow colour sets it a class apart. The luster of 22 karat gold is evident. Mixing alloys makes the texture of gold harder. The harder texture of 22 karat gold makes it, the majorly used kind of gold for jewellery making. 22 karat gold is generally used to make jewellery which can be used every day. The presence of alloys like copper and zinc and other metals makes the 22 karat jewellery sturdy yet glistening. 22 karat gold jewellery is not suitable for mass production, hence, it is exclusively handmade. A higher percentage of gold makes 22 karat gold more prone to dents and scratches. A stamp of 916 or 22k signifies that the product is made of 22k gold. Although, 22 karat gold can be used for only plain gold jewellery, however, it is not preferred for making jewellery studded with diamonds and other gemstones.

18 Karat Gold

18 karat gold is made of a mixture of 18 parts and 6 parts of metals like copper, zinc, silver, and palladium. It is 75% pure gold. 18 karat gold is easily distinguished by labels or a stamp of 18k, 750, or 0.75. This kind of gold is mostly used in making jewellery studded with gemstones and diamonds. Hence, 18k gold is a popular choice for many brides and grooms. One advantage of choosing 18k gold is its vibrant colour. 

18 karat gold is hard enough to hold the weight of gemstones, which makes it the most commonly used kind of gold for studded jewellery. The durability factor of 18 karat gold allows the jewellers to set gemstones and diamonds easily in pieces of jewellery made in it. It has lesser chances of being scratched and damaged.

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14 Karat Gold

14 karat gold is made of a mixture of 14 parts and 10 parts of metals like copper, zinc, nickel, etc. It is 58.3% pure gold. 14 karat gold can be identified by stamps that notify 585 or 14k. 14k yellow gold has a less intense yellow colour than 18 karat gold. The most sturdy of all kinds of gold, makes it the most wanted among people who want to experiment with new dimensions in creating new designs. It is mostly used in making watches and sturdy pieces of jewellery, like studded jewellery, polki sets, choker sets, etc.


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