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Karat – Jewelry Definition

karat-stamp-calla-goldKarat 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 (18 parts gold, to 6 parts other metals).

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Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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