Jewelry Design Ideas: The Different Types Of Gold Colors & Karats

When it comes to gold jewelry, there are several choices! Not only are there several artistic designs, but there are also innumerably distinctive colors and variants. Gold jewelry is a timeless enhancement to any attire- the appearance of gold has been acknowledged charming since antiquity. Most of us have seen gold as a soft, yellow metal highly malleable and ductile. But there are also several other variants of gold as well as different karats that provides a minimal distinction between these beautiful alloys.

The Different Colors Of Gold

 

The essential determination that most people should have to make when it comes to preferring a variety of gold is the color. Gold jewelry is not pure gold. it is an alloy; a blend of metals, such as copper, zinc, silver, palladium, and nickel. Gold jewelry can be alloyed with any of the mentioned metals to create different gold colors. The most common gold colors are: white, yellow, green, and rose. Which of the colors is most appealing visually is based on the preferences of customers.

Yellow Gold

Yellow gold is naturally occurring and is the purest form of the metal. For jewelry, it is made into an alloy by fusing pure gold with metals such as copper and zinc.

White Gold

White gold is mixed with palladium or nickel to give it a color close to silver or platinum. White gold is more enduring and scratch-resistant than yellow gold. It is also more affordable than both platinum and yellow gold.

Green Gold

Green gold (or Electrum) is mixed with gold, copper, and sometimes silver. Silver is what gives the gold alloy the green refinement.

Rose Gold

Rose gold is an alloy including about 25% copper, which gives it a pinkish color. It is more affordable than the other gold colors because it uses copper for its rose color. Due to its copper content, rose gold is far more durable than white gold or yellow gold.

The Various karats of Gold

24 Karat of Gold

24Karat gold is 100% pure gold without any shades of other metals. There is no purer form of gold than 24 karat. It is more precious and expensive than 22K or 18K or 14K gold.

22 Karat of Gold

22Karat gold is 22/24 = 0.919= 91.7% gold, the remaining 8% constitutes of a hybrid of other alloys. The other alloys being, nickel, silver, zinc, etc.

18 Karat of Gold

18Karat gold refers to an alloy of gold that comprises 18 parts of gold or is comprised of 75% of gold and blended with 25% of other metals like silver, copper etc.

14 Karat of Gold

14Karat gold refers to an alloy of gold that contains 14 parts of gold or is comprised of at least 58.3 % pure gold and 41.7% of other metals.

10 Karat of Gold

10Karat gold refers to an alloy of gold that contains 10 parts of gold or at least 41.7% of gold and the balance being other alloys such as silver, nickel or zinc.

Every generation reinvents fashion trends in their own way, at ANS jewellery, we have a collection of gold jewellery that is distinct and unique in their own ways. You can look at our extensive jewelry collection in various karat gold and colors. Our endless customization options will turn your dream jewelry into reality.

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