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By: Imran Ali
In ancient times gold was known as a sign of wealth, strength and power. It was also considered as the metal of gods. Craftsmen love to work with gold because it is a soft metal and can be easily molded to make new and creative designs. If you are going to buy it then following few facts may help you to choose an appropriate piece.
Pure gold is a soft metal. It is durable for every day wearing. Lots of people select a piece of jewellery according to the percentage of pure gold. If you choose a piece which is tagged, and 10kt is written on that tag, then you must understand, this piece contains 10 parts of gold and 14 parts of any other metal. And if the piece is of 14kt then 14 parts of gold are mixed with 10 parts of other metal. If the karats in gold jewellery are measured in percentage then you must know the 10kt is made up with 41.7 percent of gold, 12kt with 50 percent, and 14kt with 58.3 percent, 18kt with 75 percent and 24kt is the 100 percent pure form of gold.
As other metals lost their worth and importance after being famous but gold is that metal which is rising on the ramp from the day it was found. Nowadays the fashion is the most popular activity. By judging the way of fashion one can easily know everything about others. Only the gold is that metal which can be used with all kinds of gems and show its uniqueness. It is the characteristic of gold that all kind of gems can be easily placed in it and It is the advantage of gold that it can be melt down to form a whole new thing.
The other metals that are used in your jewellery affect its design, color and durability. When gold is mixed with other metals it produces an alloy. This process is applied to alter the colors of gold jewellery. For instance, the gold is mixed with copper to create rose tint. Other metals are used to make it strong and generate soft yellow, blue and green shades.
Pure gold does not irritate the skin itself. Yes, when it is mixed with other metals it may cause problems. That is why most of the jewelers suggests to have 18kt gold for sensitive skins. There are alternatives of solid gold. Gold plated jewellery is cheaper than all gold items. It contains the lowest quantity of gold and gives same beautiful gold look. It has only one disadvantage that it can fade or tarnish if worn on daily basis. You can choose numerous gold plated items with different costumes but that is not for routine wear. It must be worn on special occasions that will last it long. The daily use of gold plated jewellery definitely damages its appearance. For routine wearing the pure gold would be the best choice because of its purity and it cannot tarnish and is not skin irritating.
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