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8 . About Real Gold Plated Jewelry

 

1.What is 12K Gold, 14K Gold, 16K Gold, 18K Gold, 24K Gold?

K stands for karat and refers to the percentage of gold in an alloy. 

24K gold = Above 99.6% (including 99.6%) Pure Gold

Thus, 1K Gold = 4.166% Pure Gold

12K Gold=12*4.166%=49.992% Pure Gold

14K Gold=14*4.166%=58.324% Pure Gold

16K Gold=16*4.166%=66.656% Pure Gold

18K Gold=18*4.166%=74.998% Pure Gold

 

2.What does Real 18K Gold Plated mean?

Our 18K gold plated jewelry is not made of 18 karat gold actually, it base metal is usually brass, zinc alloy, sterling silver or stainless steel. 18k gold plated jewelry is made by electrochemical plating or chemicals to deposite a very thin layer of 18k gold over the base metal, the gold layer as thin as about 0.01~0.03μm. There is real gold on such jewelry, even if it’s just a thin layer of it.

 

Real 18K Gold Plated VS Golden Plated

We have two kinds of gold plated jewelry, including real gold plated( Real 12K Gold Plated, Real 14K Gold Plated, Real 18K Gold Plated, Real 24K Gold Plated) and golden plated. Below is a brief comparison of Real 18K Gold Plated and Golden Plated, the same as other real gold plated.
 

 Difference

Real 18K Gold Plated

Golden Plated

 Color Durability

 Usually 1 Year

 Usually 3~6 Months

 Karat Gold Layer

 About 0.01~0.03μm

 Without real gold

 Gold Layer Material

 18 Karat Gold

 Unknown Golden Material

 Nickel Free

 Yes

 Yes or No

Maintenance

 Avoid contact with water and sweat

 Avoid contact with water and sweat

 

*Check here and Get more gold plated findings and for jewelry making:

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3.What does Real Platinum Plated, Real Rose Gold Plate mean?

     The production principle of Real Platinum Plated and Real Rose Gold Plated jewelry is the same as 18K gold plated, it is made by electrochemical plating or chemicals to deposite a very thin layer of 18k gold over the base metal. The only difference is the color of 18K gold, the factory will combine 25% of precious metals according to the needs of product, and determine the color of 18k gold according to the different content of precious metals in the 25%. Rose Gold is made up 75%+Copper+Silver+Zinc, Platinum(White Gold) is made up 75%+25%silver、nickel+zinc(Nickel must not exceed 0.3%).  

 

*Hypoallergenic Metals for Sensitive Skin

24Kt Gold, Sterling Silver, and Stainless Steel are often touted as hypoallergenic metals.

If you are looking for hypoallergenic jewelries and findings,it’s recommended to check these products.

*As everyone’s physique is different,please note that we cannot guarantee that these materials will absolutely prevent allergies.

 

(1).316L Surgical-grade Stainless Findings

(2).Hypoallergenic Earrings

(3).316 Stainless Steel Findings

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