14k vs 18k gold

 


Gold is an incredibly popular material used in jewelry making. There are a few different types of gold, each with its own unique properties. In this post, we'll take a look at the difference between 14k and 18k gold. By understanding the differences between these two types of gold, you'll be able to make a more informed decision when purchasing jewelry.  In this post we'll explore what the karat concentration means, the durability, the look, and the price. If you have any more questions, let us know! 

Sneak peak: pure gold is 24k. That means no other metals are mixed in. However, gold that is worn or jewelry is usually 14k or 18k gold. 14k gold has more metals, like nickel and copper, mixed in. This makes it more affordable and more durable.18k has more pure gold than 14k gold. This makes it more expensive and also have a more yellow hue.

We reccomend sticking to one type of metal type for your jewelry so the shade matches. Certain pieces like a wedding band we reccomend splurging for 18k. If you're unsure which to get, please reach out.

We've written a comprehensive blog explaining the difference here. 

 https://alexisjae.com/blogs/the-glistener/what-is-the-difference-between-14k-and-18k-gold

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