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Ichraq's Gold: Our Guide to Understanding Gold

14K: 58% gold and 42% alloyed metal. 14K gold is common for jewelry because of it durability and people wear it on daily basis such as wedding bands or engagement rings. The advantage of 14K is both durability and affordability!

18K: 75% gold and 25% alloyed metal. 18K gold jewelry has a deeper yellow gold. 14K and 18K gold are the most common in jewelry, each at different prices because of the purity difference. The advantage of 18K's higher price point is that 18K jewelry provides higher, long-term value.

22K: 92% gold and 8% alloyed metal. 22K is the highest purity you can have for fine jewelry. Due to the high purity the gold will be softer and require more care than 20K, 18K or 14K gold. The advantages of 22K gold is the high value but comes with a high price point. Any jewelry piece at 22K will maintain a higher value than 18 or 14K. 

24K: 100% pure gold and its the highest priced gold in the market. You will not find pure gold jewelry, but you can buy pure gold bars. However, we do not sell pure gold bars.  

Our Gold : Gold is the most highly desired metal in the world and it was used for thousands of years. You can use it as a piece of jewelry or use the jewelry to pass down in your family as an heirloom. We sell 18K-22K gold jewelry only, to ensure a higher quality, long-term value, and durability.

Our suggestion is to never purchase 10K gold jewelry. 10K is the minimum purity, 41.7% gold and 58.3% alloy metal, required to legally label jewelry as gold, the purity is the lowest and there is not much value in 10K gold pieces. 10K gold is legally considered gold but most jewelers will not sell it because it is the lowest purity before a piece is considered costume jewelry. 

Weight: Lets talk about weight of gold. In the jewelry industry it is common to weight jewelry in grams and possibly kilograms. Another important factor in determining the value of jewelry, gold specifically, is the weight. The higher purity and higher weight of a piece will result in more value. The average gold ring is 3 to 9 grams. 

Q: What's different between you and others? 

A: We only sell 18-22K. Many jewelers sell 14-18K gold jewelry we offer more options at higher purities like 18 and 22K. We do not cut the weight down to save on production costs, we want our customers to have exceptional quality jewelry that will last generations.