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Gold and its properties, what you need to know

Gold is an element in nature with chemical properties that distinguish it from metals and other materials, properties
which make it an ideal material for creating jewelry

The main property of gold is that it does not oxidize. Gold is a material that remains shiny and beautiful for years, so even when you find jewelry made of pure gold at archaeological sites, they sparkle and are as beautiful as new

Another and main feature is that gold is a material with high tensile strength in nature and therefore it is easy to process it, pound it, and create fine handmade jewelry from it

Why aren't the gold jewelry in the world made of pure gold?
The pure gold is too soft a material to make jewelry, they will warp and wear out quickly and therefore for a long time
History has understood that it is better to create a new alloy, and to add additional materials to the pure gold, This is how the metal that will be suitable for creating and wearing jewelry is cheapened and strengthened, for more information on the subject you can read Here

Gold is a very expensive material with a high value, therefore legally the percentage of pure gold inside must be marked on each piece of jewelry. These markings are called karat

Jewelry markings - carats

 The markings on the jewelry are the part of the pure gold in the alloy and are very familiar to all of us as 14 carat and 18 carat

The higher the karat number, the more pure gold it contains, therefore it is more expensive, of high value and with a warmer tone and shimmering shimmering

The pure gold is marked as 24 karat - 99.9999% pure gold in the alloy

18 karat gold basically represents the percentage of pure gold: 18 divided by 24 - in percentages 75% gold
pure in the alloy and other additional materials
14 karat gold basically represents the percentage of pure gold: 14 divided by 24 - in percentages 58.5% pure gold in the alloy and the rest additional materials

The other materials that are put into the alloy are metals such as silver, copper, nickel and palladium
So that's it, now you know more about gold and its properties :) Which gold do you like the most? Write us in the comments
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