All About Gold

Gold Ingots

Gold, one of the most precious of metals, is virtually indestructible.  The karat mark on a piece of gold jewelry indicates how much pure gold that piece of jewelry contains.  The system of measuring with karats is based on a scale of 24, with 100% gold equaling 24 karats.  Since 24kt gold is usually considered too soft to be used in jewelry making, gold is alloyed with other metals to strengthen and harden it.  The karat mark tells you what the ratio of pure gold to the other metals really is.  When gold is alloyed with other metals, different hues of gold can be created.  These hues range from yellow, red, white, green, blue, and black. Read more at www.jonesandson.com

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