Your Jewelry Erroneous Zone
It is said that 99% of people have pitted in these jewels erroneous zone. Having seen so many K gold popularization of sciences just to be able to distinguish the good and bad when buying. But the industry terminology is so complicated, don’t say good or bad, most people cannot even tell genuine and sham. When going to a jewelry store, they still stunned. Actually, gold is a metal element and the chemical symbol is Au. In nature, it hatches in the veins in blocks or grains. The gold extracted from the gold mine will be subdivided into gold and K gold according to the amount of gold.
Pure gold is a gold jewelry with a gold content of ≥99%. K gold is an alloy that adds other precious metals to gold. It has a high hardness, a rich color and a low melting point. Different gold content ratios will be expressed by different K numbers. The most common ones are the most popular models [18K].
Here are some common questions.
Q: What does 18K mean?
18K gold is an alloy of 75% gold and 25% other rare metals. A gold purity mark will appear on the inside or at the edge of a qualified 18K gold jewelry. There are two main types of 18K gold jewelry: G750 and Au750. K-jewelry in regular brand stores has this mark.
Q: How much is a gram of 18K jewelry?
18K jewellery is mainly designed and crafted, basically not sold by gram.
Q: Why is there so much color in K gold?
Because K gold has a certain proportion of other precious metals in addition to gold, the difference in metal types and proportions will make the finished jewelry have different colors. 18K of which has 75% of gold, it also has a certain value in stored value. And K gold is harder, tougher, easier to shape, more suitable for jewelry, like Tiffany, Bvlgari, CHJ mostly use 18K gold material.
Q: Will K gold colour fading after a long time?
K gold itself will not fade. There are two possibilities for discoloration.
- The jewelry has been worn for a long time, and the surface has become a bit bleak. This is a “dark surface”. Take the K gold jewelry to the store and it can be restored with a little maintenance.
- In order to improve brightness and wear resistance, K gold jewelry will have a plating layer. The color of the true color separation K gold jewelry inside and outside is not affected by the plating layer. The interior of the fake gold-separated K-gold jewelry is white. Once the plating layer is damaged, the white inside is exposed, and there will be fading.
Q: Yellow is pure gold, color is K gold?
Of course not! In addition to the common color red (rose gold), white (white 18K gold), k gold also has yellow (yellow 18K gold), etc., do not think that all yellow is pure gold!
Avoid contact with chemicals such as laundry detergents, perfumes, etc. Also pay attention! Do not wear K gold jewelry for housework! Do not put K-gold jewelry with other jewelry to avoid rubbing against each other. Also don’t wear K gold jewelry to swim in the summer.
Q: Can I clean K gold jewelry with toothpaste?
Don’t believe in the clean rumors of cleaning jewelry with toothpaste! This is wrong! Because the toothpaste contains some solid particles, when you use a toothbrush to rub the jewels, it will cause scratches on the surface of the jewelry.