Metal Guide

At Gem & Hue, we believe in offering you not just jewelry, but a meaningful and informed experience. Our gold metal guide provides insights into various aspects of gold, empowering you to make a purchase that aligns with your style and preferences.

Gold Purity:

Gold is measured in karats, with higher karat numbers indicating a higher gold content.

  • 24K Gold (99.9% purity):

    • Pure gold, but too soft for everyday wear.
  • 18K Gold (75% purity):

    • A balance of durability and richness in gold.
  • 14K Gold (58.3% purity):

    • Most common for jewelry, offering durability and a vibrant hue.
  • 10K Gold (41.7% purity):

    • More durable but with a lower gold content.

Gold Colors:

Gold comes in various colors, each achieved by altering the alloy mix.

  • Yellow Gold:

    • Classic and timeless, traditional choice for engagement rings and wedding bands.
  • White Gold:

    • Contemporary and stylish, plated with rhodium for a bright, reflective finish.
  • Rose Gold:

    • Romantic and warm, created by adding copper for a pinkish hue.

Durability and Maintenance:

  • 18K and 14K Gold:

    • Ideal for everyday wear due to a good balance of durability and purity.
  • 10K Gold:

    • Recommended for those with an active lifestyle.
  • White Gold Maintenance:

    • Rhodium plating may wear off over time; periodic re-plating is recommended.

Choosing the Right Gold:

  • Consider Your Lifestyle:

    • Active lifestyles may benefit from more durable gold like 10K.
  • Color Preferences:

    • Choose a gold color that complements your skin tone and personal style.
  • Occasion and Style:

    • Traditional ceremonies may call for classic yellow gold, while modern settings suit white or rose gold.

Ethical and Sustainable Gold:

  • Lab-Grown Diamonds:

    • Complement your gold choice with our ethically sourced, lab-grown diamonds.
  • Recycled Gold:

    • Some collections feature recycled gold, reducing environmental impact.

Choosing the right gold for your jewelry is a personal decision, and we are here to assist you. Explore our collections and let your selection reflect your unique style and values.

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Thank you for choosing Gem & Hue, where every piece tells a story of elegance and mindful choices.