Pure gold jewelry looks stunning and holds its value like few other precious metals can. However, working with pure gold can be difficult when crafting jewelry due to the high malleability of this metal.
Jewelers often add other metals to create alloys. Silver, iron, copper, zinc, and titanium are common options. By mixing these metals with gold, jewelers can create stronger pieces while reducing the risks of staining and allergic reactions.
However, using an alloy reduces the gold concentration of a piece as well as its value. When shopping for gold jewelry, looking at the karat or Carat rating will tell you how much pure gold the piece contains.
One carat represents 1/24th of a piece of gold. A 24k rating indicates that a piece contains 100% gold with no other metals.
At Turmusaya Jewelry, we specialize in 21k gold. This rating is the highest level of fineness that still allows for daily wear. Our 21k gold jewelry contains just enough alloys to ensure strength and durability without reducing the value of the pieces.