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|Item Type:||Heart Pendant||Style:||Romantic|
|Stone Setting:||Claw||Pendant Bale:||Slide|
|Chain Size:||1mm||Gift For:||Lover|
18K Gold Heart Pendant Necklace For Girls Loving Gifts Jewelry
Chain Length:16-18 Inch
In its purest form, gold has a distinctive yellow color but it is too soft to be used in jewelry. That’s why it is almost always combined with other metals to create alloys. Gold can take on a different hue depending on the metals added. The most popular colors of gold in jewelry are yellow, white, and rose, but gold alloys can also appear in other colors such as bronze, red, or lime.
Yellow, white and rose gold have the same percentage of pure gold, therefore, they have the same monetary value.
Most of the time the choice of color is dependent on trends and personal taste.
However, in some cases, it is wise to match the color of the gold to the color of the center stone. For example, using white gold when the diamond has yellowish color can accentuate the diamond’s imperfection, whereas using yellow gold will hide it.
Differences in value generally correspond with the percentage of pure gold in the jewelry. This is commonly measured in “karat” (not to be confused with “carats” which is a measure of a diamond’s weight).
24 karat gold is 100% pure. 18 karat gold is 75% pure, while 14 karat gold is 58.3% pure. These ratios are ideal for jewelry, and most commonly used.
The ultimate color of the gold is determined by the metals combined with the gold to form an alloy, and the ratio of those metals. Common metals mixed with gold include copper, silver, nickel, palladium, and zinc. A metal “plating” may also be applied to enhance the color.
Jewelry can also be made combining two or three different gold colors. These jewelry items are sometimes called two-tone, three-tone or multi-colored gold.