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Carats in Gold

21 Feb 2024



The difference between 18ct and 14ct gold lies in their gold purity or gold content. Both 14ct and 18ct gold are alloys, which means they are made by combining pure gold with other metals such as copper, silver, nickel, or zinc.

The gold purity of 18ct gold is higher than that of 14ct gold. 18ct gold is made up of 75% pure gold and 25% other metals, whereas 14ct gold contains 58.5% pure gold and 41.5% other metals. Therefore, 18ct gold is considered more valuable and more expensive than 14ct gold.

The higher gold content in 18ct gold also means that it is softer and more malleable than 14ct gold, making it easier to work with for intricate designs and fine details. However, because 18ct gold is softer, it may also scratch and bend more easily than 14ct gold, which is harder and more durable.

In summary, the main differences between 18ct and 14ct gold are their gold purity, value, and durability. 18ct gold is purer, more valuable, and more malleable but may be less durable than 14ct gold.

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