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What’s the Difference Between 14k & 24k Gold?

Who doesn’t adore gold? Gold symbolizes luxury, divinity, and royalty — the perfect metal for a bold statement. But when it comes to jewelry, the sheer variety of the different types of gold can be both confusing and overwhelming.

That’s why we’re going to dive into the different karat types — of gold, of course! And, if you’re in the market for a new, stunning gold piece, Hemming Jewelershas your back with our inventory of both new and used jewelry.

The Basics of Gold Karats: 14k vs. 24k

In the world of jewelry, the term “karat” is a unit used to describe the fineness of gold equal to 1/24 part of pure gold in an alloy. Pure gold is 24 karats — as the number of karats decreases so does the amount of pure gold.

Contrary to 24-karat gold, or pure gold, 14-karat gold consists of a smaller amount of pure gold and is mixed with other metals like zinc, nickel, and copper. When it comes to jewelry, using 24-karat gold could result in some problems due to the softness of pure gold.

Some of the benefits of opting for 14-karat gold include:

  • It is stronger than 24k gold
  • More durable and resistant to corrosion, rust, and tarnish
  • Boasts a beautiful gold appearance with added benefits
  • Great option in terms of value

Due to the durability of 14-karat gold, you will usually see engagement rings and other pieces of jewelry made with 14k gold — 24k gold is rarely used for everyday jewelry.

In terms of appearance, 14-karat gold still gives the same bold and eye-catching look of 24-karat gold, but with the added benefits of durability and strength. 14-karat gold jewelry is a great option in terms of value and practicality!

Stay Golden… With Hemming Jewelers

If you’re looking to add a dazzling 14k gold piece to your jewelry collection, look no further than Hemming Jewelers.

With the start of the new year right around the corner, our team at Hemming Jewelers is here to help you start the year off in style. We even offer unique services like engravings and custom pieces — so be bold!

If you’re ready to find a unique and stunning gold piece, contact the team at Hemming Jewelers today by calling 904-354-5959! Otherwise, you can swing by and visit our showroom at 231 N Hogan St.