A Guide to Gold Jewelry

People have been decorating their bodies with gold jewelry for thousands of years. People used gold to create rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets as early as 2500 BC.

Gold comes in a variety of purities, called carats. The vast majority of jewelry is at least 10K gold, which is just over 41 percent gold. There is also 14K gold, which is just over 58 percent gold and 18k, which is 75 percent gold. There are higher carats and even purer levels of gold such as 22K, which is 91.6 percent pure gold – 24 K, which is 99.9 percent gold. However, these golds are too soft to be used in jewelry. Most jewelry sold today is 14K gold which has a beautiful gold color and one that is strong enough to withstand daily wear.

Shopping can be a lot of fun, but the price tags can be annoying, especially when it comes to gold jewelry. Jewelry is an investment and you need the right information to know which jewelry to buy or sell.

Gold jewelry lasts your entire life so make sure you buy jewelry that is from reliable and experienced dealers, no one wants to be fooled by such prices. Make sure the jeweler can tell the story of the jewelry, including who created it and where all the stones come from. The jewelry will last a lifetime or more so take the time to do your research.

When you are ready to buy a piece of jewelry, consider what to do with it. Is it worth this amount of money and is it a piece of jewelry that is timeless?

All types of expensive gold jewelry such as necklaces or bracelets should have a strong buckle. With weak buckles, there is a great risk that the jewelry will fall off and be lost. The jewelry should also cope with wear and tear when you spend so much money on it.

Many people find that the jewelry completes the wardrobe. You want to look trendy and nobody wants to look unknowingly in the eyes of others. Shiny gold jewelry can change your entire outfit. You do not want your jewelry to be discolored and destroyed and it is therefore important not to let the jewelry dry or use perfume on it. If you treat your jewelry properly, it will remain shiny and timeless.

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