Gold has been in use by humans as far back as the Copper or Bronze age. Gold has had a rich history that has taken it through old Africa, Rome, Greece, and Egypt. It has long been a part of the symbolism of these cultures and is used dominantly in their artifacts and adornments. Gold has been treasured for its natural beauty and radiance.
Mixing other metals with gold – the process of alloying - changes its colour. Depending on the composition, we get different colors of gold Jewellery like yellow, white, pink, green etc. Gold purity is measured in ‘carats’, which may be stamped into a gold Jewellery items.
24Kt gold is the purest form of the gold which 99.9% gold and is very soft for Jewellery hence it must be alloyed with other metals to make it hard. Usually 24Kt 995 purity coins are available.
In 22Kt gold is 91.6 or 91.7% is the real gold and the rest 8.4% or 8.3% will be the other metals combinations such as zinc, silver and copper. Gold with 22kt purity also soft and not recommended for diamond studded jewellery.
18Kt gold is 75.0% gold and is recommended for fine Jewellery. The other 25% is made up of other metals such as silver, copper and zinc. 18Kt gold is harder and good for studded jewellery.
In 14Kt gold is 58.3% is the purest form of gold and rest is the other alloy. Gold with 14Kt gold much harder and wears and tear of a piece of jewellery will be less, like they are resistant to scratches. Since the durability is high; it will be good for regular wear.
Different Metal Colours are available:
Yellow Gold Jewellery: Natural colour of the gold is Yellow colour. Yellow gold is the available in 24kt (999 or 995 purity), 22kt (916 purity),18kt(75 purity) and 14kt gold (58.3 purity). Similarly as with other gold hues, the higher the quantity of the karat, the higher the content of the real gold. It gives them a wonderful brilliant tone while helping them to shine versus requests of daily wear. Yellow gold looks decent on anybody, yet is especially wonderful when contrasted with olive and darker skin tones.
White Gold Jewellery: White gold is a combination of yellow gold with no less than one white metal, typically silver or palladium. Composition of 18K white gold will be 75% gold; which the purest form of the gold and which is in yellow colour and rest is the alloy mixed to make it look white. Similarly, 14K white gold is with 58.3% is purest form of the gold. Jewellery made from these metals have a slight yellow color. Hence to enhance the whiteness of the jewellery, almost all white gold jewellery are plated with Rhodium; which a shiny, white metal which is very hard. Rhodium plating may go off exposing the actual metal color; with regular usage over time. Jewellery can be re-coated with rhodium to bring the whiteness back, if needed. White gold has become the overwhelming choice for wedding bands in the US.
Rose Gold Jewellery: Rose gold are produced using a gold and copper composite. Since copper has a strong pinkish-orange shading, adding this composite to gold gives the gold a wonderful pinkish gold shading. 18K rose gold will be with 75% pure gold; 14K refers rose gold with 58% of pure gold. The other alloy percentage would be with silver and copper. The differing percentage of copper utilized decides the shade of the gold. The more copper that is utilized, the more grounded the rose shading. Rose gold uses minimal measure of copper, trailed by rose gold, and red gold has the most noteworthy copper content.
Special Occasions for buying Gold:
Every year Hindus and Jains celebrate an auspicious festival called “Akshaya Tritiya”. Buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya is considered auspicious. Gold and gold jewellery purchased and worn on Akshaya Tritiya day means permanent good fortune.
Dhanteras is the principal day of the five-day Diwali Festival as commended fundamentally in Northern and Western parts of India. In south India it is known as Dhanalakshmi Pooja. Dhanteras is considered as promising day to buy gold or silver articles.
Gold Jewellery Care:
Wipe with a soft clean cloth. Avoid contact with perfume, soap, hairspray and cosmetics. Avoid using gold in swimming pools. Oxidized (Gold colour turning into black) – The Jewellery should be packed in air tight pouch before keeping it in Iron Locker
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