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โˆ™ 2008-05-20 00:29:16

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karat means the percentage of real gold in the piece The Karat mark indicates the percentage of pure gold in the piece 24K is 100% gold, 18K is 75% gold, 14K is 58.3% gold, 10K is 41.7% gold. The rest of the metal is made of a blend (alloys) of other metals that give it strength and durability. These include copper, silver, nickel and zinc.

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There is no such thing as pure gold as that is actually very soft. Gold is mixed with other metals to make it harder and stronger. Karat means the amount of pure gold; the most commonly used gold is 14k and 18k, which means the percentage of gold is 58.3% and 75% respectively.

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Is 28 kt gold purer than 24 kt gold?

24 karat gold is 100% pure gold. There is no such thing as 28 karat gold.


What karat is 675?

14 kt gold


Is the stamp K and KT different for gold jewelry?

No some manufacturers use K and some use KT as abbreviations for karat of gold


Is 24 karat gold pure gold?

Yes, 24 kt gold is the purest and most expensive.


What does a 14 kt stamp mean on a gold ring?

It means the ring you have is 14 karat gold.


Is there 28 kt in yellow gold?

No. Karat purity is a 24 point scale.


What does 750 on gold ring mean?

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What is the karat gold in a US 1899 5 gold piece?

US gold coins were 90% pure gold, or 21.6 Kt.


What does 14 mean on gold jewelry?

The 14 on gold jewelry means that is made of 14 karat (or 14 kt) gold.


What is 14 kt Italy?

it is 14 karat gold, made in Italy, US usually marks it 585. It means that there is 58.5% of pure gold in the metal, which makes it 14 karat.


What is 958 carat gold?

There is no such thing. The number is wrong and the word is spelled with a "k". If you mean .958 (point nine five eight), that is the specific value of what is called 10 karat, or 10-kt gold. Pure gold is 24-kt. gold. 50% pure gold is 12-kt. Therefore, 10-kt gold is only 41.7% pure.


What does a c stamp on a gold necklace mean?

it stands for ct or kt which means carat/karat


Which is better 10 karat or 14 karat gold?

14 Karat gold is more expensive, so to some it might be considered "better", but 10 Karat gold is more durable, so will scratch/bend less and could possibly last longer.


What is 9 kt gold?

It is 9ct which is the grading of the Gold. 9 Karat Gold is 9/24ths Gold or 37.5% Gold. Ct or Carat is only used in reference to Gemstones.


Does gold contains other metals?

pure gold is 24 Karat gold and is 99.99% pure a ring made of 18 karat gold is 75 % gold and 25 % other metals a 14 Kt gold is 58.3% pure and the balance other metals such as silver copper


Why is there 10 14 and 24 kt gold and what are the differences?

The KT in gold relates to the Purity, the lower the KT the less gold is in it.. 24k is pure gold, 18k is 75% gold, 14k is 58.5% gold, etc. Gold is mixed with alloy metals to give it strength, since pure 24k is rather too soft for jewelry. The type of metal alloy used will give gold different colors, such as rose gold, yellow gold, or white gold. Naturally, the karat of the gold also affects its value. You can find out how much gold is worth for different karats from the Related Link below.


Is 10k gold filled as good as 10k gold?

Are you looking at it or buying/selling it? 10-kt gf looks the same as 10-kt solid gold. But that's where the similarity ends. 10 karat filled gold is a very thin layer of 10-kt gold bonded to each side of a thicker sheet of a base metal.


How much is a 2 grams of 14 karat gold worth?

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What does 18kt ge mean?

18 kt GE means that the jewelry is made up of 18 karat gold plate. The GE stands for gold electroplate.


What does the KY mean on gold jewelry such as 14KY?

The KY you are taking about is actually KT which means Karat so 14KT is a type of gold purity scale with 24KT (999) being the purest gold and 9KT the most impure. KY stands for the Karat of Yellow gold specifically, just as KW is for White gold.


What is 750 gold?

That is 75% gold, and 25% hardening metal- also known as 18 karat or 18k. In REAL 18 kt gold, the number 750 is raised above the surface, and not stamped into it.


How many grams are in a fourteen karat necklace?

Karat is a unit for purity of gold,14 kt, 18 kt, 22 kt,24 kt etc; while Gram is a unit of weight. This means you can measure the weight in grams,as well as the purity (in karats) in a piece of Gold jewelry or coin or what ever form.Weight is like 1 gram, 1 ounce, or milligrams,even 1 kilogram! 24 kt would then mean 99.9% pure it is also called 999 purity. When one says 1 gram of 24 kt,999 purity it means there is one gram weight of the purest gold,which gives us a unit price.


How much is 1 kt of gold worth?

1 karat of gold worth is the invers of 24k gold worth Gold is weighed in troy oz only, BTW $gold is currently worth $1360.37 as 1-11-2011


What is 10 kt gold?

10 karat gold means that it has 10 parts of gold in the total of 24 parts of gold. If you have 10 grams 10K gold, you would have 41.6% of fine gold (99.99%) inside, it would be 4.16 grams of gold.


Can you mix other metal in gold for homogeneous?

Silver, Copper, ?? 18 karat gold is 75 % gold and 25 % other metals 14 Kt gold is 58.3% pure and the balance other metals such as silver copper