We have launched a new collection - 9 carat gold-tone. This collection complements the 14k Forever collection. What exactly is 9 carat gold and how does it differ from 14k gold? We explain.
What is 9 carat gold colour?
It is often thought that 24-carat pure gold is the best because no other metals have been added to it, but nothing could be further from the truth. This is because pure gold is very soft and fragile, making it very prone to damage. You also have 14-carat gold, also called 14K gold. This alloy consists of 14 parts solid/pure gold and 10 parts other metals, such as silver or copper. Finally, you have 9 carat gold. In 9-carat gold colour, the percentage of pure gold is lower than in 14-carat gold. This means that 9 carat gold has a pure gold content of 37.5% and the remaining part consists of other metals. This is often marked with a stamp of 375, which is small but traceable with a magnifying glass or a good eye.
And what about 14 carats?
14-carat gold, contains 58.5% pure gold and the rest is made up of the same types of other metals as in 9-carat gold. It is usually stamped with a mark of 585, indicating that the gold content is 58.5%.
Why the price difference?
The price difference between 9 carat gold jewellery and 14 carat gold jewellery is mainly determined by the difference in the amount of pure gold in the alloy. Since 9 carat contains less pure gold (37.5%), the price is lower compared to 14 carat gold(58.5%). This can be advantageous, especially at a time when gold prices are high.
Advantages 9 carat gold and 14 carat gold
One of the advantages of 9-carat gold and 14-carat gold is that it is less prone to discolouration and wear than gold-plated jewellery. 9 carat gold and 14 carat gold retain their original colour, so your jewellery will remain beautiful forever.
When do you choose 9 carat gold?
9-carat jewellery contains 37.5% gold, which means you can wear it even when showering or swimming. Do you want a higher gold content? Then choose 14 carats. Logically, gold-plated is the cheapest in terms of price and the price increases the higher the gold content of the jewellery.