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14 Carat VS 18 Carat Gold

Summary: We know gold can be divided into 24, 20, 18, 14 and 10 carat. In this article, we will analyze the topic: 14 carat VS 18 carat gold.

Carat is an important factor to measure the value of gold. It is a unit of purity for gold alloys. Do you know what 14 carat gold is and what 18 carat gold is? In the following part, we will analyze the difference between 14 carat & 18 carat gold. You can pay attention to it if you have interest in the subject 14 carat VS 18 carat gold.


What is 14 carat gold?

Since we discuss 14 carat VS 18 carat gold, we should know what 14 carat gold is. 14 carat gold means the metal is 58.5% pure gold. You can get it from the formula: 14 carat= 100%/24 *14=58.333%. In United States, 14 carat gold is the most common purity of gold used to make jewelry. And in Europe, 14 carat gold is called 585 gold. 

What is 18 carat gold?

18 carat gold is 75% pure gold. 18 carat gold is the standard for European jewelry, and it is called 750 gold in Europe. It is also commonly used to make jewelry in America.

14 carat VS 18 carat gold

The color of the 14 carat gold is golden yellow. 14 carat gold is rustless, incorruptible and with good gloss retention. And 14 carat gold is with high hardness and toughness. It can be inlaid with all kinds of gemstone. 18 carat gold is flexible, hard, colorful and other advantages. At first sight, you will see 18 carat gold is richer and has a deeper gold color than 14 carat gold. Actually, the two kinds of gold have their own advantages. 


So you have known the difference between 14 carat gold and 18 carat gold. You can choose the gold depending on the use. Hope above information can help you in choosing 14 carat gold and 18 carat gold. 

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