Know your Gold Jewellery: 22 Karat Gold Jewellery vs. 24 Karat Gold Jewellery

Karat is the term used to measure the purity of gold. As pure gold is too soft, it is usually mixed with a little percentage of metals like copper or silver. This is what helps gold jewellery take shape.

The very popular white gold is usually alloyed with nickel, manganese or palladium and afterwards plated with rhodium. If gold is alloyed with copper and silver, we get rose gold.

A Karat is ideally measured by the percentage of pure gold in the gold jewellery. Each karat indicates 1/24th of the whole. Say, for example, if a jewellery piece consists of 18 parts of gold and 6 parts of copper then it is 18 karat gold.

Now that you know what a karat means, let’s take a look at the difference in the standards of purity in 24k and 22k of gold jewellery. The more the karatage, the purer the gold.

24 Karat Gold Jewellery

24 Karat Gold is considered the purest form of gold. For practical reasons, it is very difficult to get 99.99% pure gold. This is because gold by itself is a very malleable metal.

The relative softness of the metal makes gold jewellery susceptible to wear and tear. This is also why it is not used in making regular forms of jewellery as pure gold won’t be able to withstand the physical pressure. It will get deformed soon and thus the entire beauty of the gold jewellery will be lost. In order to increase the durability of such gold jewellery, it is alloyed with various other metals like Nickel, Zinc, Palladium, Manganese, etc. to form gold which is not 100% pure. In practicality, your 24 Karat Gold Jewellery is 99.95% pure but it is soft and pliable. Thus, 24 Karat gold is generally used to make coins, bars and used in medical and electronic equipment. It is practically not fit for gold jewellery. However, coins and bars are mostly bought for their 24 Karat purity and monetary value.

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22 Karat Gold Jewellery

22 Karat Gold jewellery signifies that 22 parts of the jewellery are gold. The rest, as we’ve discussed, are alloys of different metal, used to harden the texture. Specifically, out of 100%, only 91.67% of the alloy is pure gold and 9.33% comprises of metals like silver, zinc or nickel. The addition of various other metals makes the gold jewellery durable. It is mostly used to make plain gold jewellery.

The durability of 22 Karat gold makes it immensely popular in gold jewellery making. As it can withstand physical pressure, it doesn’t get deformed and maintains shine and lustre for a long time. This is why many people today prefer 22 Karat gold jewellery.

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