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  • How much geniune gold is there in your gold?

    How much geniune gold is there in your gold?

    The “pure” gold jewellery we purchase should have a the letters CT or KT stamped onto it.
    As the American spelling of KARAT is being more universally adopted the CT markings on gold will in all likelihood over a period of time be replaced with “Kt”
    The CARAT system is used for both GEMSTONES & GOLD
    Although the spelling is identical that is the only thing they have in common
    CARAT (mass) – a unit of weight for precious stones and pearls. 1 carat  = 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams
    CARAT (purity) – a measure of the purity of gold.
    The American and Canadian spelling of KARAT in respect of gold has created a definite gap between the commodities.
    Now that CARAT vs KARAT has been cleared up – how much gold are we actually getting for our hard earned cash.
    24 karats = 100% gold therefore 1 karat = 4.17 % gold

    9 karat = 37.5% gold
    10 karat = 41.7% gold
    14 karat = 58.38% gold
    18 karat = 75.06% gold
    22 karat = 91.74% gold
    24 karat = 100% gold (pure gold)