10k White Gold: Is It Good Quality?

10k White Gold: Is It Good Quality?

White metals are popular choices for wedding bands, engagement rings, and other types of jewelry. The top ones that come to mind are silver, platinum, palladium and white gold.   White gold is a gold alloy with white metals. The most common white gold alloys are made of nickel, platinum, palladium, or zinc. This is…

Does Gold Plated Sterling Silver Tarnish?

Does Gold Plated Sterling Silver Tarnish?

After the gold layers wears off, the underlying sterling silver base may tarnish. Gold itself does not tarnish. The layer of gold is highly inert. It does not easily enter into chemical reactions. However, with everyday wear and tear, slowly the outer layer diminishes. And, the sterling core sees daylight. From this point ahead, tarnish…

10K vs 14K Gold: Which is Better?

10K vs 14K Gold: Which is Better?

10k and 14k are popular types of gold jewelry. There is a plethora of designs for your liking available in both alloys. They are made of real gold. They carry the yellow gold luster. And, they have different percentages of gold content. Let’s have a closer look at the 10k vs 14k gold comparison and…

Is Polished Gold Real Gold?

Is Polished Gold Real Gold?

Had there been just one type of gold life would be much easier! Yet, that would take away the fun of choosing between yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, gold plated, vermeil, gold filled pieces with different karat values! This post puts together top questions asked on polished gold finish. Let’s start with the question…

Is 10k Gold Good for Sensitive Ears?

Is 10k Gold Good for Sensitive Ears?

10k gold earrings have 41.7% gold in their content. The remaining 58.3% part comes from stronger metals like copper, nickel and zinc. Allergenic metals like nickel or lead, which may enter directly or indirectly into the mix, may trigger metal allergy for people with sensitive skin. If the earrings are rhodium plated 10k white gold,…