Karat is a measure of the percentage of pure gold in a piece of jewelry. 24 karat (24k) gold is 100% gold. 14k gold is made up of 58% gold and 42% other metals (14 parts gold, to 10 parts other metals). Similarly, 18k gold is made up of 75% gold and 25% other metal […]
Choosing the Right Carat for Your Wedding Ring “14kt vs 18kt gold? Which is better for me?” People ask jewelers including me that question all the time. There are compelling reasons why a difference in karat, 14kt vs 18kt gold, can have a big effect on the life of your wedding ring.
Carat (with a C) refers to the weight of a gemstone. Abbreviation: ct. Example: 2.30ct emerald ring. Fun fact: Karat (with a K) refers to the percentage of gold in fine jewelry. For more jewelry definitions from your favorite Santa Barbara jeweler, visit my Glossary of Jewelry Design eBook!