Karat – Jewelry Definition

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 […]

Carat: Jewelry Definition

  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!