If you buy jewellery from us, you may notice a number engraved on the inside of your ring. 750 stands for 18 carats and 585 for 14 carats. What does this mean, though?
Besides the gold’s colour, you can also select a specific carat weight. Pure, 24 carat gold is very soft and less suitable for jewellery that must last a long time. That’s why we offer you a choice of 14 or 18 carat gold. These are alloys of gold with other metals, which also influences the colour. Rose gold is made by adding copper, for example, and white gold contains palladium.
What is the difference between 14 and 18 carats? The difference is the percentage of pure gold. 18 carat gold is 18 out of 24 parts gold and is yellower and warmer in appearance – if you pick yellow gold, that is. Rose gold will look best at 18 carats, for instance. 14 carat gold contains a lower percentage of gold, making it somewhat more affordable, but also more resistant to wear and with its own quality appeal.