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Gold and Silver Jewelry: Facts to Know

Gold and Silver Jewelry Facts to Know Neither pure gold nor pure silver is hard enough to be made into jewelry such as necklaces or earrings. Other metals are mixed with gold or with silver which make them harder, and less expensive. FINE GOLD 999.9 2013 155606 MET WT 1000 G 100 tr oz. Ag 999.9 Gold, when mixed with one or more other metals can be called gold if there is at least 10 parts gold out of 24 parts (about 41.7% gold). Ten parts gold out and 14 parts other metal(s) make an alloy of 10 per 24 parts gold or 10K for 10 Karat gold: 100% 24K is 24 parts gold per 24 parts or pure gold (100%). 18K is 18 parts gold per 24 75% parts or 75% gold. 58.3% 14K is 14 parts gold per 24 parts or about 58.3% gold. 12K is 12 parts gold per 24 50% parts or gold. 10K is 10 parts gold per 24 41.7% parts or about 41.7% gold. European Jewelr Market European jewelry is marked in parts gold per 1000 parts, therefore: 100% 24K is 1000 or100% gold. 18K is 750 or 75% gold. 75% 14K is 583 or about 58.3% 58.3% gold 12K is 500 or 50% gold. 41.7% 10K is 417 or about 41.7% gold. Designed & Developed In Public Interest By Berganza www.berganza.com source: www.gjepc.org

Gold and Silver Jewelry: Facts to Know

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Neither pure gold nor pure silver is hard enough to be made into jewelry such as necklaces or earrings.

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