What’s Pink Gold? White Gold?Kaori
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My vacation is almost over.. I am going to take summer classes in college from the day after tomorrow. Little bit sad but also I am pretty excited to make new friends and learn new things in the class. Also, I will be working as a athlete tutor for business classes as well as last semester, and I really hope that I can help students very well in their study!
Anyways, today, I will tell you the story about jewelry metals. Pink Gold? White Gold? Don’t be sad, but to tell the truth, these materials do not exist in this world. We created. So, we have to be careful about some points to deal with them.
Even when we just talk about Yellow Gold, there are different types: 14 Karat Yellow Gold, 18 Karat Yellow Gold, and 24 Karat Yellow Gold. As the number becomes bigger, the more gold is included in the metal. Let me explain each types.
- 24 Karat Yellow Gold
24 Karat Gold refers a real pure gold. It is valuable because a jewelry made by 24 Karat Gold is a chunk of gold without mixing any other materials; however, we rarely see it in the market because pure gold does not have enough hardness as a jewelry. There is possibility that the jewelry will change its feature or bend because of its hardness. Also, the pure gold jewelry is very expensive. These two reasons are why we rarely see the 24 Karat Gold Jewelry.
- 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Next is 18 Karat Gold. This is the standard “Yellow Gold” for jewelries. 18 Karat Gold refers a metal includes gold 75% of the total weight and 56% of the total volume. The rest metal is made by combination of silver and copper by adjusting the metal color. This is the most popular metal because it is the most appropriate for everyday wear jewelries with its hardness.
- 14 Karat Yellow Gold
The 14 Karat Yellow Gold is less popular in the United States, but it is popular in my country, Japan, because of its delicate designs and reasonable prices. 14 Karat Gold refers a metal includes gold 58% of the total weight and 37% of the total volume. When we think in weight, it is still gold, but just 37% gold is included in volume! I hear some of you saying “It’s not gold anymore!” While we have these facts about 14 Karat Gold, it’s still popular because we can make jewelries with thinner and delicate design, but good quality.
Now, what about Pink Gold? How the Pink Gold made of?
- 18 Karat Pink Gold
Pink Gold is popular especially in relatively young generation. Its color is light and elegant pink and feminine. 18 Karat Pink Gold is made of more copper and standard amount of silver to make it look pink. If you choose Pink Gold jewelry for temporary use, you don’t have to care, but if you choose it for everyday wear or for longer use, you have to be careful not to buy the Pink Gold plated jewelry. That’s because the more you wear, its pink color will go away.
Finally, let us see White Gold. As I mentioned above, we don’t have gold whose color is white. Gold is Yellow. This is something universal. Then, how can we make White Gold?
- White Gold
The White Gold is Gold metal which is plated by Rhodium. The metal is normal Yellow Gold, but because Rhodium is silver or white, so it looks white. I am telling you that White Gold is PLATED metal. So, if you wear it everyday, there is possibility that the Rhodium plating will go away. I strongly recommend that if you buy a ring, choose another metal, not White Gold with these reasons above. If you are choosing pendant or brooch, White Gold works for you. White Gold Jewelry is lighter than Platinum jewelry since it weights 1.5 times heavier, and colors are both beautiful, so you may consider about that!
Anyway, today we talked about Yellow, Pink, and White Gold. I hope you get educated and find something interesting!
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