Throughout history, gold has been treasured for its natural beauty and radiance. Nowadays it’s one of the most popular noble metals used in the jewelry world.
Ever wonder what’s the meaning of karat in gold?
Karat is the measurement used to indentify how much gold is in the metal of jewelry. If a gold piece is 24k, then it is 99,99% gold, 14 karat contains 58,5% gold, 18 karat contains 75% gold.
The word “carat” is derived from the Greek “keration,” meaning fruit of the “carob” tree. Because the seeds of the carob were uniform in size, they became a unit of measure of fine gemstones. Since an average carob seed weighs 200 milligrams, the weight of 1 carat was set at 200 milligrams.
You can find gold in different colors. The Color of gold is determined by two factors: the type of metal alloys included and the percentage of each metal alloy.
Yellow Gold: Natural gold and color-saturated alloys are what give yellow gold jewelry its rich shine. Most commonly used alloys are copper with a red hue and silver featuring a green hue. An expert mixture of copper, silver and pure gold gives its signature warmth.
White Gold is created through alloying pure gold with white metals such as palladium or silver.
Rose Gold is created by using a copper alloy. The overall percentage of metal alloys is the same for rose gold as it is for yellow or white, there is just a higher proportion of copper used.
- The world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history.
- Nearly half of the gold ever mined comes from Witwatersrand in South Africa.
- Earthquakes turn water into gold.
- 3 Olympic swimming pools can hold all the gold ever mined in the world.
- When Spanish shipwrecks are discovered containing gold and silver coins, the silver will be dull and tarnished, but the gold coins will glimmer as bright as the day they were mined.
Despite that gold is not the rarest metal, but it’s quite hard to find and extract in large quantities. Its principal characteristics of being highly corrosion-resistant and easily worked made it highly desirable.Scientifically speaking, gold is a metal that doesn’t oxidize and keeps a consistent weight. In comparison to gold, iron will rust after it oxidizes and copper will gain weight after it oxidizes. Ultimately, it is the combination of rarity and beauty that has elevated gold to the high standards that it is at today. There is no other element on Earth that comes close to the generally accepted appeal as a precious resource.
Since gold mining is very dangerous and requires a lot of hard work in the mining area, we choose to use recycled gold in our production as well as provide an opportunity to bring your own golden jewelry and give it a new look or style.
You can find all of our golden collection here .