Won’t tarnish, rust, or corrode, and though it's very strong, it is also the most malleable of all metals.
Pure Gold is too soft to withstand the stresses of every-day wear, so it is alloyed with a mixture of metals like silver, copper, nickel, and zinc to give it strength and durability.
The color of gold is determined by two factors:
• The type of metal alloys included in it
• The percentage of each metal alloy
At Ronaldo Designer Jewelry, Inc., you'll find we use 14k yellow Gold and 14k Gold Artist wire for its strength and durability.
14K Gold ARTIST WIRE
The term “rolled gold “refers to a process of manufacturing of raw wire materials. The manufacturer uses two ingots of 14k solid gold one on top and the other on the bottom with a special formulated base metal identical in color to the gold in the middle. These items are then drawn through a diamond draw plate to the desired gauge and shape. Resulting in a wire that is strong enough and pliable enough for the jewelry industry to work with. This type of wire has been used for nearly a century in the watch and jewelry industry and is commonly found in European countries. This product offers the wear-ability, beauty, and durability of gold at an affordable price.
Keep your gold jewelry away from harsh chemicals such as chlorine and cleaning fluids. This will reduce daily abrasions and prolong gold's luster. To clean gold jewelry, use a solution of warm water and detergent-free soap and wash gold gently with a soft-bristled brush (a dull tooth brush works well).
Gold, element AU, was one of the first known metals. The Gold standard defines the world's currency system, whereby money represents a value in Gold.
24 karat = 100% gold
Too soft for Jewelry
22 karat = 91.7% gold
Very soft — not recommended for Jewelry
18 karat = 75.0% gold
Recommended for fine Jewelry
14 karat = 58.3% gold
Recommended for Jewelry
12 karat = 50.0% gold
Not acceptable for Jewelry
10 karat = 41.7% gold
The legal karat limit considered as real Gold in the United States