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Gold is our most malleable metal. Because it is so soft, it is mixed with other metals to make it stronger. Popular Karats 10K 10 parts gold plus 14 parts other metal(s) - minimum amount of gold to be considered "gold" 14K 14 parts gold plus 10 parts other metal(s) 18K 18 parts gold plus 6 parts other metal(s) 22K 22 parts gold plus 2 parts other metal(s) 24K 24 parts gold 3. What does it mean by Gold-filled? Despite what the name implies, gold-filled doesn't mean the piece of metal is filled with gold. It's exactly the opposite: the gold is wrapped around a core of base metal. The base metal is a yellow-colored (such as brass) with a karat gold bonded to it. How many karats of gold are in gold-filled? There are two types of gold-filled products on the market: 14/20 and 12/20. These numbers represent the proportion of gold-filled to base metal. 14/20 gold filled is the most popular combination because most people are not allergic to 14 karat gold. 14/20 means the top 20 percent of ... more
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Gold is our most malleable metal. Because it is so soft, it is mixed with other metals to make it stronger. Popular Karats 10K 10 parts gold plus 14 parts other metal(s) - minimum amount of gold to be considered "gold" 14K 14 parts gold plus 10 parts other metal(s) 18K 18 parts gold plus 6 parts other metal(s) 22K 22 parts gold plus 2 parts other metal(s) 24K 24 parts gold 3. What does it mean by Gold-filled? Despite what the name implies, gold-filled doesn't mean the piece of metal is filled with gold. It's exactly the opposite: the gold is wrapped around a core of base metal. The base metal is a yellow-colored (such as brass) with karat gold bonded to it. How many karats of gold are in gold-filled? There are two types of gold-filled products on the market: 14/20 and 12/20. These numbers represent the proportion of gold to base metal. 14/20 gold filled is the most popular combination because most people are not allergic to 14 karat gold. 14/20 means the top 20 percent of the item is ... more
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