What is a Gold?
- Gold is durable, sturdy, dependable, and makes
an ideal setting for your precious diamond jewelry.
Gold also comes in a variety of colors -- yellow,
white, and rose (or pink).
- The karatage of the jewelry will tell you what
percentage of gold it contains: 24 karat is 100
percent, 18 karat is 75 percent, and 14 karat is 58.5
percent gold. When comparing gold jewelry, the
higher the number of karats, the greater the value.
- When buying gold jewelry, always look for the karat
mark. All other things being equal, the higher the
karat, the more expensive the piece. In the United
States, 14-karat gold, or 585 parts pure gold, is
the most common degree of fineness. Nothing less
than 10 karats can legally be marked or sold as gold
jewelry in the U.S. However, lower karatages, such
as 8-karat gold and 9-karat gold, are popular in
- Approximate Metal Weight is intended use is for you to have an indication of Approximate weight of the metal. While being accurate is very important to us at Sarraf.com, due to factors beyond our control it is impossible to be exact each and every time, therefore we strive to maintain an accuracy of ± 5%.
What is a 925 Sterling silver?
its pure form silver is almost as soft as gold, and therefore is
usually alloyed with copper for strength. Karatage is not marked
because, legally, anything called "silver" or "sterling silver" is
- Fine Silver in its natural state,
999/1000 pure, is too soft an element for practical jewelry. To make
it workable, an alloy such as copper is added. Here are the main
silver alloys. Sterling Silver is a mixture of 92.5 % pure silver
(925 parts) and 7.5 % metal alloy.