FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: PURE GOLD


Gold is one of the most popular precious metals, and for good reason. It's rare, beautiful, and has a rich history dating back thousands of years. But gold can also be confusing because there are many different types and purity levels. So in this article, we'll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about 24k pure gold jewelry.



WHAT IS PURE GOLD?


 It's simply gold made with 100% gold, without any other metals or alloys mixed in. That means it's the most precious and expensive type of gold jewelry you can buy.



WHY IS PURE GOLD 24 KARAT?


First, let's explain the gold karat system. The word "karat" comes from the Italian carato, a unit of measurement for gold purity. Second, 24 karats are the highest possible gold purity in the gold karat system. And because 24K gold is 100% pure gold, it's also the most expensive type of gold jewelry.



WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STANDARD GOLD AND 24K GOLD?


The main difference between standard gold and 24K gold is the purity of the gold. Standard gold is only 18K, meaning it is only 75% pure. 24K gold is 100% pure, making it more valuable and rare.

 


HOW MUCH IS PURE GOLD?


The cost of pure gold depends on the current market value, but it's typically around $1,850 per ounce. 


24k pure gold jewelry costs more since the design, time, and labor factor in. For example, a simple, pure gold band may cost a few hundred dollars, while a more intricate piece could cost several thousand dollars.



HOW TO TELL IF SOMETHING IS REAL GOLD?


The easiest way to tell if something is 100 percent gold is by looking for a stamp that says "24k". An item with this stamp consists of 24 pure gold karats. Another way to tell if an item is pure gold is by color. The color of pure gold is always a deep, saturated yellow. If you see anything else, it's not pure gold.



WHAT DOES PURE GOLD LOOK LIKE?


Real 24 karat gold is a beautiful, lustrous metal with a rich yellow color. Some even think that pure gold's natural yellow color is too saturated. So, if you see a piece of gold jewelry that's too dull, it's probably not pure gold.



DOES 100 PERCENT PURE GOLD TARNISH?


24k yellow gold jewelry does not tarnish but will slowly wear down and scratch. The more often you wear 100 percent pure gold, the faster it will show signs of wear.

 


CAN A 24K GOLD RING BE RESIZED?


Yes, a 24k pure gold ring is easily resizable. 



WHY DO SOME PEOPLE ONLY BUY PURE GOLD?


When it comes to buying gold, many people opt for pure gold. Not only is pure gold a beautiful metal, but it’s also hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for people with sensitive skin. Pure gold jewelry is made from 24 karat gold, 100% pure gold. Because it doesn’t contain any other metals, it’s less likely to cause skin irritation or allergies.



WHERE TO BUY PURE GOLD?


You can purchase pure gold jewelry from a variety of places, including online stores and brick-and-mortar retailers. Whenever you buy real gold, check the piece for a karat stamp. This stamp will tell you how pure the gold is.


Always seek out reputable retailers to ensure you buy real gold, or your purchase may not be worth the investment.



HOW LONG DOES 24K GOLD LAST?


Pure gold does not rust, corrode, or tarnish. However, because it's a soft metal, 24 karat jewelry scratches and dents easily; if you're looking for a piece of jewelry that will withstand everyday wear, we recommend you purchase gold with a lower karat weight, such as 18k.



WHICH IS BETTER 24K VS. 18K GOLD?


24k vs. 18k gold is a matter of personal preference. If you want a piece of jewelry that's 100% hypoallergenic, then 24-karat jewelry is the better option. However, if you're looking for a piece of jewelry that's more durable, then 18k gold is a better choice.



DOES 24 WHITE GOLD EXIST?


No, 24k white gold does not exist; the highest karat weight for white gold is 22k.

 


WRAPPING UP


Now that you know more about 24k yellow gold jewelry, we hope you feel confident about your purchase. Pure gold is a great choice if you're buying gold for its beauty, value, or hypoallergenic properties. But remember, it's not the best option for everyday wear because it's so soft. So if you're looking for a pure gold ring to wear daily, we recommend opting for a less pure gold alloy. Thanks for reading!