WHAT'S IN YOUR GOLD?
Understanding all the different Gold Karats can help you make the best choice when purchasing valuable pieces of jewelry.
WHAT ARE GOLD KARATS?
Gold karat refers to the amount of gold content that is in your jewelry. It is important to know what kind of gold you are getting in order to determine the real value and purpose of the piece.
At Vivian Jewelers we believe each purchase should be catered and personalized to fit the needs of our clients. For this reason, we offer most Karats and have a variety of payment options in order to facilitate purchases for our customers no matter the preference.
24 KARAT GOLD
Is Gold in its purest form. It is the most expensive Karat Gold, and it is rarely accessible at jewelry stores, some jewelry stores may manufacture it upon request. This type of gold tends to be very fragile and easily scratched which makes it a poor fit for wearable items. The hallmark for this karat is 999 which means it is 99.9% Gold and 1% other metals.
22 KARAT GOLD
Like 24K Gold, 22 Karat Gold is prone to scratches and dents. Due to its low durability, it is not recommended for everyday wear. This type of gold is less pricey than 24k Gold, but it is still expensive and rarely accessible unless requested. The hallmark for this Karat is 916 which means it is 91.6% Gold and 8.4% other metals
18 KARAT GOLD
Our signature Karat. 18K Gold is best in purity and durability simultaneously. This type of Karat still contains a great amount of Gold while delivering wonderful color, quality, durability, and value. Less scratch resistant than lower Karats but easily maintained. The hallmark for this Karat is 750 which means it is 75% Gold and 25% other metals.
14 KARAT GOLD
With the highest durability and wearability in the market it is easy to see why 14K Gold is favored over other Karats. This Karat is a great choice considering it is scratch resistant and can be worn consistently without breaking or bending. 14 Karat Gold delivers a great quantity of gold being 58.3% Gold and 41.7% other metals. Choose this Karat if you are looking for fair prices and great value! The hallmark for this Karat is 583.
10 KARAT GOLD
10K Gold is less than 50% gold, and we do not recommend it. The hallmark for this Karat is 417. It is 41.7% Gold and 58.3% other metals. 10K Gold does offer better prices than its predecessors but this is natural considering overtime your piece will lose its shine.