Gold (Color, Purity, Properties & Care)
- The Most Precious Metal which is also the Purest Form of an Element Auram is Gold.
- Among all the Precious Metals, it is Most Malleable Metal.
- It has Unique Qualitative Heritage.
- It gets for the Natural Color.
- Its basic characteristics are being resistant to the Corrosion, Tarnish or Rust.
- The Pure Gold doesn’t Tarnish or do Alterations in Color.
- However, Gold can be changed or oxidized. So it can be mixed with Pure Gold.
Two Factors are helpful to identify the Color of Gold.
- Type of Metal Alloys included within
- Percentage of Each Metal Alloy
In order to enhance the Natural Color of Gold, Small Amounts of Other Metals are used in Alloying Process. Generally, Jewellery-Makers are creating for Yellow, White, Green & Rose Gold after alloying different Metals.
- After alloying it with Copper & Silver the Yellow Gold can be created.
- In order to make Pink Gold, Only Copper can be alloyed.
- White Gold is created after adding for Palladium, Zinc, Platinum and Copper.
- After Alloying Silver, Zinc & Copper, Green Gold is created.
Yellow Gold Outshines Awesome because of the Color Saturated Alloys are added with the Natural Gold. Most of the time below Alloys are used.
- Copper with a Red Hue
- Silver with a Green Hue
If the Copper, Silver & Pure Gold can be configured to Mix at the right Amounts, the Signature Warmth of that Precious Metal will be appearing Prettiest.
Mix Yellow Gold with the Other Alloys (like Zinc, Palladium & Nickel) and what we will get is the White Gold. However, the Color of the White Gold does vary with respect to the different types of Alloys used in the process. In order to get for the Pure White Finish the process is all covered with Rhodium Plating. It renders the brightest Finishing. White Gold can’t contain for 22k or 24k. Only Possible Number for White Gold is 21 Karat.
After Alloyed with Copper, the Elegant Pink Hue in the form of Rose Gold is created. The Different Mixture of Types of Alloys makes difference in making it. However, the Percentages of Metal Alloys are more likely similar in both Yellow & Rose Gold.
White Gold with Black Rhodium
An Extremely Hard & Strong Rich Black Appearance can be achieved after the Platting Process of Black Rhodium to White Gold. Black Rhodium might possibly be worn away by the time just like the Traditional White Rhodium.
We are using Vermeil to craft for many of our Finest Jewelleries. It is because Vermeil is being exploded in Golden Color. For making it more Durable the below Exact Amount of Each Alloys are being used in today’s.
Sterling Silver is being Plated with 10K Gold with Minimum 2.5 Microns of Thickness.
We Offer the higher Qualitative Vermeil Pieces in 14k to 24k of Gold.
Properties of Gold
Pure Gold is not subjected to Tarnish or Altering the Color. Even it doesn’t change the Color of the Skin. However, the Mixing Process of Alloy with Gold does allow Gold to change or to oxidize subsequently. Other reason of color change in Gold can be the Acids (Produced in Perspiration) & Human Fat. But then again, on the record there are number of Appealing & Universal Factors that drives the Everlasting Ability of Gold.
Gold the Rarest Element
Estimation says that the All of the Gold calculatively mined uptil the date can be fitted underneath the Eiffel Tower of Paris.
Gold the Elegant Element
The Warmth Golden Color of the Gold impresses everyone to prefer it on top of other Metals. Not only that, it can easily be alloyed with other metals after which beautiful shades of Gold are produced all along.
- Mix with Copper & Create Rose Gold
- Mix with Silver & Create Green Gold
- Mix with Palladium & Create White Gold
Gold the Durable Element
- Visit the Museums of the World in order to find out the Testament to the Enduring Beautifying Quality of the Gold. In other words, there are ample amount of Gold Coins, Jewellery & Artefacts from Ancient Culture would be found in the date as well.
- Only 1 Cubic Foot can weight for one half of the Ton. It is that heavy in weight.
- Pure Gold is mostly & relatively soft in Nature. In order to make Stronger other Metals are being alloyed with it.
- It’s one of the characteristics is Indestructibility. Because of which it is being used in Electronic Industry. Each Year, to create approx 10 Billion Tiny Electrical Contacts gold is widely being used.
Gold the Purest Element
So Gold is Pure because no Air or Moisture or Heat can affect it in anyways. Even it is resisted to being tarnished. No doubt these properties have brought Gold in a Valuable Commodity in the date.
Gold the Much Malleable Element
It is extremely malleable metal. It is indeed because a single ounce of the Gold can easily be drawn out into an unbroken stand that too around 60 miles long. Melt it or Shape it, you can create any beautiful design for sure.
Purity of Gold
Would you like to wear Pure Gold? Well, it is much soft to be worn in everyday purpose. In order to make it thick other Metals are being mixed up with it. The other metals can be Copper, Zinc, Silver or Nickel. It gains Strength and Sustains for long because of these metals.
- K” usually defines the Karat Age of the Gold.
- K” is the indication of the Purity of the Gold.
- K” also defines the quantity of the Gold in the Piece.
24K Gold Jewellery, it means the Jewellery gets for the 100% Pure Gold.
We (at Kakadiya) do craft for both 14K & 18K of the Gold.
o 18K means it gets for the 75% of the Gold.
o It is 75% Pure.
o 14K means it has 58.3% Gold & 41.7% other Metals.
o It is 58.5% Pure.
o It is the Lowest Karat Age.
o It is 41.7% Pure.
It is being alloyed with other metals in order for durable & strength oriented purposes.
So how the Price of Gold does is formed?
It is absolutely dependent upon the Purity of the Gold. In other words, the Karat Weight of the Gold is used to price it proper. However, the Price of Jewellery is placed after added designing & construction cost into it. The price is entirely based on below factors calculatively.
- Karat Age
- Gram Weight
- In order to clean the Gold Jewellery, make use of the Solution & wash it naively. The Solution can be made out of Water & Detergent Free Soap. You can wash it with a Soft Bristled Brush.
- The Harsh Chemicals like Chlorine or other Products can affect the Gold easily. So it is recommended to remove jewellery while being exposed to chemicals like that. In this way, the Daily Abrasions or Prolonging the Lustre can be reduced.
- Use the Original Box or Soft Cloth Bags to store the Gold in order to protect from the Elements of the Daily Exposure.
Usages of the Gold
- There are so many Legends & Myths are associated with the Gold. A Long time back, according to one of the Myth people were permitted to have bath in Gold’s Stunning Rays.
- In India, Gold Pendants & Gold Bangles are used by Royal Families.
- In Europe, Gold Rings with Diamonds make for the Gems Precious.
- The Chinese denoted it with Sun & Silver with Moon.
- The Incas used to say the Gold is the Sweat of the Sun.
- Great Civilizations from time to time have reserved the Golden Objects for their Rituals & all.
- Even Meticulously Hand Wrought Threads & Objects of Gold were created by Etruscans. The thing is it is still being in the practice.
- It is anyways the Most Reversed Substance Time in the Mankind.
- Ancient Egyptians refer to Sun by the Gold. According to which it sounds the Giver of Life.
- In few of the Culture, it is being eaten in order to cure for the Ailments (like Arthritis, Tuberculosis or Ulcers).
- See the Indian or Chinese Wedding; the Brides are mostly wearing for the Gold Jewellery and that too in 24 Karat only.
- Gold is mostly a Prized Possessions in today. From Jewellery to fashion, the price is getting fatter only.
- The Gold Necklaces & Gold Bracelets are widely used as beautifying ornaments in the date.
- Even people are investing in Gold. It is also being used in Currency for over 5000 years now. It is the resemblance of the Permanent Wealth contrary to that of the Paper Currencies. Thereby, it has always been bought in huge quantities.
Advantages & Disadvantages
- As an Alternative to Platinum, White Gold is more affordable & durable.
- Like Silver, it doesn’t tarnish. However, some of the Rhodium Plated White Gold can get “Yellow” after sometime. Sometimes it is needed have it re-plated with Rhodium.
- It can be Allergenic sometimes after alloyed with Nickel. However, the percentages are very small and that too include who have Skin Allergies. To avoid the same, today White Gold is being offered that are not alloyed with Nickel.
- White Gold sometimes is alloyed without Rhodium Plating. Please ask your Jewellers about these Newer Alloys.
- White Gold as a Silvery White Character is widely being appealing these days. For making Gold a White, it is mixed up with the White Colored Metals. After that, the Rhodium Platting process is done. However, Rhodium can be worn away with respect to time despite of it being strong. Generally in order to restore for the Whiteness of the Jewellery, the Re-Platting Process is done. It is pretty simple process.