Gold Hallmarks & Testing
Gold has been a valuable and highly prized precious metal since ancient times. Its scarcity and rich incomparable color make wearing gold jewelry a statement of style and taste.
Gold is hallmarked to indicate its purity. Gold content is expressed in karat numbers where 24 karat gold is pure or 100% gold. 22kt gold is 91.7% gold (22/24), 18kt gold is 75% gold (18/24), 14kt gold is 58.3% gold (14/24) and 10kt gold is 41.7% gold (10/24).
Since gold is soft and malleable, it is typically alloyed with other metals. This makes gold stronger and alters its color. Adding copper to gold gives it a rosy hue while adding palladium, nickel or zinc results in white gold.
We test each piece with a state of the art professional Tri Electronics gold tester to ensure that hallmarks are accurate. We also stand behind our jewelry with a 100% money-back guarantee. None of our jewelry is gold plated or gold filled unless explicitly stated.