22K / 18K / 14K Gold – Which is Better? Clearing the confusion for once and all.

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  • Gold is most widely used fine metal and in fact, India is one of the largest importers of this yellow beauty. 
  • It has great significance in every economic activity but its prominence in fine jewellery is second to none.
  • The purest of gold available in the market today is 99.95% pure. 
  • Gold is generally described in terms of Karats (not Carat) Gold purity is also denoted using the character ‘K’.

Since time immemorial, people have been known to adorn jewellery. The cavemen often used leaves, flowers, wood, bones, etc to make ornaments for their body. Then we started using rare precious metals like gold & silver, which were later followed by diamonds & gemstones. In the Indian context, and more or less throughout the world, gold made a special place for itself due to its comparatively higher value and aesthetics. They figured that it was the best raw material for jewellery as it could be melted and formed into any shape, thus offering numerous ways for it to be adorned. Because of its high value, it was considered synonymous with a person’s wealth. Gold soon became the means for people to get all the luxuries and necessities. To this date, it has not lost its value and continues to be considered one of the most sought after items in the world. Gold can be your weapon against inflation and a country’s answer to a war. It has great significance in every economic activity. That aside, its prominence in fine jewellery is second to none. It is most widely used fine metal and in fact, India is one of the largest importers of this yellow beauty.

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So we have seen what makes gold so special. No lady can do without it, be it plain gold jewellery or studded gold jewellery. Given its significance, we, as buyers of gold jewellery, ought to understand this metal in totality to make right buying decisions. Knowledge always comes handy and proves beneficial against the herd-mentality of baseless age-old misguided concepts. This write- up can well be called “The Ultimate Gold Trivia” since we are going to explain you various terms that you come across while purchasing any kind of gold jewellery. These are some of the most sought after queries on the internet and most of the consumers are ill-informed about these. Things like – “What is the difference between 22K, 18K & 14K gold?”, “What are yellow, white and rose gold?”, “Is white gold actually gold?”, “My gold purity is 18 Carat, errrrr”, and the likes. We will break the myths and present a clear picture for you.

Gold Purity?

Before we explain this, tell us the difference between the milk supplied by Ramu kaka, Murugan Anna and Chottu. Yes, all three of them claim to supply 100% pure milk but when actually tested, they may not actually contain 100% pure milk. So what is it that make the milk 100% pure or not 100% pure? It is the substance that is added to milk to increase its weight, most frequently this substance being water. Similarly, 100% pure gold when mixed with some other metals results in gold that is not 100% pure. This purity of gold is generally described in terms of Karats (not Carat, we will come to that later). Karat is also denoted using the character ‘K’.

100% Pure Gold = 24 Karat (or) 24K

Thus if your jeweller says that the gold coin you are buying is 24K, what he means is that the gold is 100% pure (well, 99.95% in practicality)

22K, 18K & 14K Gold – Why these?

For some practi22K gold Banglecal reasons (Explained below), 24K Gold is not used in jewellery. In fact, it is difficult to even get 99.99% pure gold bullion these days. The purest of gold available in the market today is 99.95% pure. 24K gold or pure gold relatively has lesser hardness. Though that makes it easy to mould in jewellery but makes it infeasible for daily wear. Imagine your mother wearing 24K gold bangles and doing household work every day. It is easy to imagine that the bangle will soon lose its shape and get deformed due to wear and tear. Such soft gold will not be able to take much physical pressure and thus the complete beauty of the jewellery will be lost soon. Thus to make such gold bangles and other types of jewellery more durable, we do not use 100% pure gold. Rather, we take X parts of pure gold and mix it with Y parts of various other metals like Nickel, Zinc, Silver, Palladium etc to form gold which is not 100% pure. Generally, we use 22K gold for such gold jewellery making purposes.

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What is 22k/ 18k/ 14k in gold

Now, how pure is this 22K gold? Let’s do a simple mathematical calculation:

24K gold = 100% Pure Gold

Thus, 1K Gold =  = 4.167% Pure Gold

Thus, 22K Gold = (4.167 * 22) = 91.67% Pure Gold

Let’s talk about 22k Gold Purity and other factors. Out of the 100%, only 91.67% is pure gold in 22K gold. So, what does the other 8.33% consist of? These consist of metals like Silver, Zinc, Nickel and other alloys just as we explained earlier. The addition of these metals make the overall mixture a little harder and thus helps in making the jewellery more durable. This 22K gold is still not hard enough. Though it can be used for plain gold jewellery, it is not strong enough to hold diamonds & gemstones in studded jewellery (Read why 22k Gold is not used in studded jewellery in detail). And thus, generally studded jewellery is manufactured in 18K or lower, like 14K, 10K, 9K, etc. Based on the calculations already explained above,

18K Gold = (4.167 * 18) = 75% Pure Gold

14K Gold = (4.167 * 14) = 58.33% Pure Gold

10K Gold = (4.167 * 10) = 41.67% Pure Gold

Are we making sense yet? We certainly hope we are. Carrying on, there are two things to be understood here – First, the hardness of the metal keeps increasing as the percentage of gold in the metal compositions goes down. Second and one of the other important aspects which we haven’t yet discussed, the colour of this metal composition starts getting duller. It must also be understood that purity can sometimes be mentioned as a combination of 3 numerals. For example

24K = 99.9% Pure = 999

22K = 91.6% Pure = 916

18K = 75% Pure = 750

14K = 58.3% Pure = 585 & so on

Infographic on Gold Karat & Purity

Infographic on Gold Karat & Purity

Yellow Gold, White Gold & Rose Gold

customization option while buying jewelleryIt’s a universally known fact that gold is yellow (or golden) in colour. Simply going by common sense, as the % of
pure gold goes down in the composition and more of non-yellow alloy metals are introduced, the colour of this metal composition should also start becoming lesser and lesser yellow. This is what naturally happens, i.e. 22K gold is bright golden, 18K is little duller while 14K borders red/pink. But this natural phenomenon can be altered to achieve as desired using alloys that give the desired results with respect to colour.

Now the stage is set to break some myths. Therefore, though different purities have different associated colours, any of yellow, white or rose (red/pink) can be achieved by mixing of certain alloys. This behavioural property of gold makes jewellery-making very interesting and opens up many possibilities. We at KuberBox try to extend these possibilities to our customers through this small customization window that you can find next to most of our products.

Is White Gold/Rose Gold equally pure?

Just as we explained in our last section that any colour can be achieved for any purity, you can take it for granted that the purity of your white gold and rose gold jewellery is the same as what a genuine jeweller like KuberBox claims. If it has any other colour than golden yellow, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is less pure. So go ahead and buy that shining white gold ring without any worry.

Are other colours like blue, green, black and brown possible? Can such colours be achieved in gold?

Such colours that are too apart from the natural colours of gold and alloys are achieved using a different mechanism. They are done via gold rhodium. As the final step in the jewellery making process, the piece of gold jewellery is generally washed with chemicals and is then rhodium plating. Rhodium is a noble metal and is very rare. It is used as a final layer in jewellery making by applying a very thin coat of rhodium metal plating on silver and gold jewellery to render bright shine to the jewellery. Also, due to its hardness, it acts as a protective cover for your beautiful jewellery by protecting it against scratches. Do remember that this coating doesn’t last forever. Depending on the nature of wear and tear that your jewellery is put to, the rhodium can start vanishing from the metal surface in 8-12 months. With clever use of rhodium plating, almost all the colours are attainable and thus in modern usage, it is indeed possible to have your gold jewellery made in most of the colours.

How come my friend’s engagement ring has two colours (Dual tone gold)?

Dual tone gold 2-carat-round-cut-tri-color-white-rose-and-yellow-gold-trio-wedding-ring-setjewellery is one of the prime examples of creativity. There are multiple ways of achieving dual tone colours. A. The two parts of the jewellery having different colours are manufactured separately and are later soldered together to form dual tone gold jewellery. This is the best practice for getting long-lasting results. B. The complete jewellery is made as a whole and then at the last stage, during rhodium plating, they are selectively plated to get the desired colours.

Color  Remarks
Yellow Gold Pure Gold + Zinc, Copper Alloy metals = Yellow Gold
White Gold Pure Gold + Silver/Nickel, Manganese/Palladium = Gunpowder colourTo achieve Platinum like white, has to be rhodium coated
Rose Gold Pure Gold + Copper = Rose/Pink Gold.More the copper, the redder the gold becomes.

Liked the explanation? If there is any other topic that you want us to cover, mention it in the comments. 

FAQ Section

What is the purity of 14 karat gold?

14 karat gold is produced from 58.3 percent pure gold and a 41.7 percent mixture of other metals like copper, zinc, silver and nickel. With only 14 parts of gold out of 24, it’s usually less expensive than other higher karats of gold.

Is Rose Gold pure gold?

Rose gold is a blend, or an alloy of pure 24 karat yellow gold, copper and silver. Pure Gold + Copper = Rose/Pink Gold. More the copper, the redder the gold becomes.

22K / 18K / 14K Gold - Which is Better? Clearing the confusion for once and all. by Sourav



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Sourav is a young, passionate and hands-on entrepreneur. With a B.Tech in Electronics & Communication & experience of working in an Educational Services start-up in Bangalore, he finally ventured out to start KuberBox in December 2012. He had earlier founded a niche e-commerce startup Printbooth.in while in college, which he later sold & exited. Sourav rejected admits from few top MBA colleges of India & underwent a professional diamond course. Sourav currently oversees, runs & manages KuberBox & is focused on growing the company and making it the preferred destination for buying precious jewellery. With in-depth knowledge of technology-based design methodology, he consults family-owned traditional jewellery houses also. With KuberBox, he also wishes to enable and empower more people to earn their living through KPP Program.


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Vana · April 18, 2015 at 8:59 pm

Brilliant site thank you for the information I am happy to know more about gold as I will be buying a custom made 14K rose gold chain.

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    Shaila · April 20, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Hey Vana,

    We are glad to have been of assistance to you. Keep coming back to our blog for more updates.

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    zaman · May 20, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    I think you are happy now

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sonali · November 2, 2015 at 12:03 am

Can i buy 18 carat gold chain wid diamond pendent or i should buy 22 carat gold chain

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    Shaila · November 14, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Hi Sonali,

    Sorry for the delay in replying to your query. With a diamond pendant, you can go for either 18K or 22k or 14K. It is never the case that the purity of your chain must be same as that of the pendant. Both are individual pieces of jewellery and both can have different individualistic characteristics.

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      willis · December 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Miss Shaila …it has been already written in the above passage that purity falls as we add the another metal to it
      .now the pure gold content is less in 14k as compare to 22k bcoz another 10th part of gold in 14k is occupied by another metal and that metal may be zinc,copper,nickel,etc. Kindly advice properly.

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Ashutosh Kumar · December 31, 2015 at 3:32 pm

I want to know that, If I buy 750 hallmark gold 5 grams & Second buy 23K 5 grams gold without hallmark than which is better of both & how many purity in gold in both Please tell me I am very confused .
Ashutosh Kumar

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    Sourav · January 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Mr. Ashutosh, if I understand your question right, you want us to compare between

    • Hallmarked 750, 5 grams gold
    • Non-Hallmarked 23 Karat, 5 grams
    • 750 is essentially 18 karat purity.

    Hallmarked 750, 5 grams gold – You will essentially get 5 * 0.75 = 3.75 grams of 100% pure gold
    Non-Hallmarked 23 Karat, 5 grams – 23/24 = 958. Therefore you will get 5 * 0.958 = 4.791 grams of 100% pure gold.

    However caution is to be taken when going for the 2nd option since you mentioned that it is non-hallmarked. If your gold is not hallmarked, sometimes, the actual purity may even be lesser than 18K.

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raveesh · February 1, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Sir maine 18k gold ka chain liya tha jiska colour 6 de 7 months mi hi dull ho gya hi. Jab mai ise apni 22 carrot gold se match karta hu to kaafi different feel hoota hi. Kya mujhe gold Smith ne dhoka diya hi?

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    Sourav · February 4, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Hi Raveesh

    Gold ke dull hone ke kahi kaaran ho sakte he. Naturally bhi, aap ek 22k ki chain aur 18k ki chain ko compare nai kar sakte kyuki 22k gold hamesha 18k gold se jyada golden/yellow hogi. 22k gold me yellowness jyada dikhega aapko. Ye kehne ke bawjood, mein yeh bhi kahunga ki 18k gold ki aapki chain dull nai honi chhaiye agar usme sahi me 18k purity he. Afar aapko ye jaanana hi ki kya aapki chain sahi me 18k purity ki hai ya nahi, aap apne chain ko kisi BIS TESTING CENTER me le jaye. Waha ke technician aapki chain ko test karke bata denge ki uski purity kitni he.

    Agar aapko aur koi question he to aap zarur puch sakte he. Humare website me aane ke liye dhanyawad.

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EKESON · February 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm


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Shabana sultan · May 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm

Sir maine aaj 34.5 gram k kade liye hai uske liye jwellar nai mujhse aaj k rate ke hisab se (28500) ke hisab se 112000 liye kya usne mujhe cheat kiya please tell me mai bhut preshan hu.

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Azhar · June 2, 2016 at 10:07 pm

I am wondering if I buy 10 gms of 24 Carat or 22 Carat then how many grams of 18 Carat jewelry be made out of it (understood already that an alloy will be added) ?

For example: In first option, how many grams will come out ?? and Which option is Cheaper ??

20 gms of 24 K gold ($1000) + some gms Alloy ($200) + making charges($200) = $1400 for X gms of 18 Carat (resulted)
Directly buying a X gms of 18 Carat jewelry.


AZHARUDDIN SHAIK · June 3, 2016 at 11:39 am

I would like to know how many grams of 18 Carats gold can be made out of pure 10 gms of 24 Carat Gold ?
20 gms 24 Caratgold($1000) + Alloy($200) + Making Charges ($200) = X gms of 18 Carat for ($1400 total)
Directly buying X gms of 18 Carat Gold jewelry.

What is the Value of X ? How many grams could be made ?
Which is cheaper option from above example ?

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    Sourav · June 3, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Hi Azhar,
    10 grams of pure 24K gold can give you 13.33 grams of 18K gold when the fine gold is mixed with alloys in suggested quantities. Thus 20 grams 24K gold will leave you with around 26.66 grams.

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nirmala · July 8, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Today I bought gold mangalsutra of 916 hallmark for 23500. But jeweller was ready to make same jewellery in 22 carats for 18000. I wanted to know which one was bbetter. And also the jewellery had only 916 marked on it without logo of BIs

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    Sourav · July 8, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks for posting your query. Theoretically, 916 = 22 Karat. So if the jeweller is asking for a higher rate on the 916 hallmark jewellery as compared to the 22 Karat rate, in a way he is inferring that his 22k jewellery is not actually of 22k purity. That’s because, for a 916 hallmarked jewellery with the BIS logo, the jewellery must necessarily be of at least 91.6% purity. When the jeweller doesn’t provide you, a hallmarked piece and rather just verbally promises 22k purity, you shouldn’t take it. Be cautious and always ask for hallmarked jewellery to be sure about what you are paying for.

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Meghraj · July 9, 2016 at 11:48 am

Dear shaila,

Thank you for the information. please show me how to do alloying of 18karat gold to 14karat with example how much alloy we have to add to 18kt gold to change the karat to 14 karat the calculation formula.

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Joshua · July 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Thank you so much, I’m in Dubai and I was about to purchase a 22k gold necklace but I didn’t know the value or purity of the piece. Big help

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mukesh · September 3, 2016 at 8:56 pm

if 10 gm. gold weight. in 14 kt.

so what the 10 gm. gold weight in 18 kt.

how much percent will extend weight in 18 kt.

i want know the formula of this method

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    Sourav · September 5, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Hi Mukesh,

    10 grams 14k Gold = 10 x 0.585 grams pure gold = 5.85 grams pure gold
    5.84 grams pure gold = 5.84 / 0.75 grams 18K gold = 7.8 grams 18K gold

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parth · October 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm

plz aap muje mixing process
melting ke bad ki procee samjayenge plz.

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mimi · October 5, 2016 at 2:14 pm

I have a gold Italy 750 is that 18k gold and it weighs 3.89 how real is it

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Samuel · October 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm

I want to know the brightness difference between 14 k and 18k gold ring

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ritika · October 26, 2016 at 8:35 pm

plz give me a one question ansr in whole mark916,and 10 gram male how much %age of gold??

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Vignesh · December 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm

It is very useful information about gold. It will be used for every citizen who like to buy a Gold.

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davide pascale · December 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm

hi , i would like to be contacted privately

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Stephanie Isit · January 20, 2017 at 11:13 pm

Have a bracelet that says 18KA ITALY AURAFIN. What does this mean?

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    Sourav · January 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Aurafin is a jewellery brand and probably what it means is that your jewellery is made by this brand and is of 18K gold purity.

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Tenoliav · February 28, 2017 at 8:39 am

What does it mean when you break out from wearing 18k gold? Does it mean it’s low grade?

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Mary · May 19, 2017 at 11:11 am

Dear all,

Can someone tell me about 16 carat gold chain worthas (it was 48 gms)? Here no one has talked so fat about 16 carat gold! Hence I wonder – am I alone?

Thanks, Mary

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    Sourav · May 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Mary, let me try and attempt to answer your question. 16 Karat has not been talked about here because it isn’t prevalent in the market. You don’t usually find 16 Karat gold jewellery. Having said that, it shouldn’t stop us from calculating the price of 16 Karat jewellery. I will help you with that. 16 Karat = (16/24) = 66.66% pure gold.
    48 grams 16 K Gold = 48 * 66.66% grams pure gold = 31.99 grams pure gold
    Let’s suppose the gold price for 24k pure gold is INR 3000 per gram.
    This would imply that the price of 31.99 grams would be 31.99 * 3000 = INR 95,990
    The jeweller would further charge some kind of labour or wastage or making charges on top of this amount. And thus, the total price of the 16K Gold chain weight 48 grams would be – INR 95,990 + Making Charges.

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Anna · July 26, 2017 at 3:40 am

I am giving a jeweller 31.10gms of pure 24kt gold coin to make 22kt gold necklace.

31.10gms of 24kt = how many gms of 22kt gold?

I appreciate your response.

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    Sourav · July 26, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    31.10 gms 24k = 31.10 / 0.916 gms of 22k Gold = 33.95 gms of 22k Gold

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Shweta Singh · August 23, 2017 at 10:40 pm

I am asking you a question about rate difference between 22k gold jewellery and 22k gold coin. When I calculate then found the difference of 4% in the rate between jewellery and coin for 22k.
Plz clear this.?

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    Sourav · August 28, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Hi Shweta, Please understand that the price that you pay for a 22k Gold Jewellery or 22K Gold Coin is made of two components – The price that you pay for the gold and the price that you pay for value addition (wastage/labour/making charges). Therefore, when you are comparing the price of a 10-gram 22k gold coin and a 10-gram 22K gold jewellery, only the gold value will be common between the two. The amount that you pay for the value addition may or may not be different between the two depending on how easy/complex it is to manufacture that product.

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farnaz · October 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Malabar jewellers has a gold chain of 18 k, 1.28g and the price is 3,834, m considering buying it but however m concern how pure will that be and what if its colour fade away?? What do u suggest?? Pls respond

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    Sourav · October 9, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Farnaz, genuine 18K gold shine won’t fade away. You just need to check if your chain is hallmarked. If it is, you can buy without any hesitation.

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      farnaz · October 10, 2017 at 12:12 am

      Thanks for the Sourav, appreciate it ☺

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        farnaz · October 10, 2017 at 12:18 am

        * thanks for the info
        Its BIS 750 hallmark, so is it gud to go??

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          Sourav · October 17, 2017 at 11:16 am

          Yep, definitely.

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Varun · November 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Hi sourav, i am planning to buy jewellery should i go for 23 karat hallmarked gold or 22 karat hallmarked gold? Does jewellers even make jewellery in 23 karat hallmarked gold?

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    Sourav · November 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

    You can opt for either based on your budget or the designs available. Yes, 23K jewellery is indeed made by the jewellers but the options might be few as compared to 22k or 18K Gold.

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Satya Mukherjee · November 23, 2017 at 10:01 pm

My confusion about the difference between 14 , 18 , 22 & 24 Karat gld is totally clear now . It is wonderfully explained . Thank you for the article . Satya Mukherjee Durgapur .

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    Sourav · November 30, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks for your kind appreciation sir.

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Russell · February 18, 2018 at 4:24 am

Hi thanks for your explanation you have explained it very well. After asking many people over a life time and just beig told 24 is better than 22 you have enlightened me. I have a question if say 18 karat is melted will the different metals be telatively easy to seperate?
Regards russell

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Vikram · March 5, 2018 at 7:53 pm

Hi sourav, plz explain me I have purchase approx 92gm as the rate of 22 karet gold price but the maker give me 18 karet gold I know he cheted but how much more he have charged from me plz suggest

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Renee · March 9, 2018 at 8:58 am

When u melt 18k gold and impurity weight deducted from 18 k gold do we get the price of 22k or18 k while exchanging gold…..I want to know does after deduction of impure weight the 18k become s 22k value or still remains 18 k

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    Sourav · March 20, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Whatever the karat of gold, while exchanging, they are ideally converted to their 24k weight and then the exchange takes place.

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Dolly Basumatary · May 11, 2018 at 6:54 pm

hello Saurav
Is 9kt gold chain worth to buy? Will it be good option for daily wear

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    Sourav · May 24, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    What purity gold you buy is completely up to you. 9k gold has a very small percentage of actual gold and therefore, if possible, best to be avoided.

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Roopa · May 15, 2018 at 8:45 am

Hi. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
I want to know the resale value of 22k gold, and 18k gold.

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Nirzari Pandya · May 24, 2018 at 11:21 pm

what if i buy 18 krt bracelate which is holding more amount of diamond and its weight is 12 gram . if i buy today and then will i get the same price as the rate on that day or lesser amount??? please reply

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    Sourav · May 28, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Hi Nizari, it is difficult to say anything for certain considering the information provided by you is not complete. I request you to kindly share the full details and let us know your exact query.

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Kavya · May 26, 2018 at 8:56 pm

Thanks for such a great article
I have a small doubt
Im buying 14k hallmarked jewelry but is it worth it? i mean will the color fade away and become dark in that case is 18k better ?
Also will there be resale value for 14k ? How do u calculate
Thanks In advance

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    Sourav · May 28, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    You can definitely purchase 14K gold with as much confidence as an 18K gold jewellery. That’s because just as 18K gold contains 75% of pure gold, a 14k gold jewellery will contain 58.5% of pure gold. 14k Gold jewellery will not become dark with usage.

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Dilip Kumar Borthakur · June 2, 2018 at 7:02 am

Excellent description.

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Anjani gupta · June 18, 2018 at 8:28 am

Hlo sir,
I am buying gold earing with 18 carrot for daily wear.is it best?? Why jwellers take extra making charges as compare of 22 carrot??

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    Sourav · June 21, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Anjani,
    You can opt for any karat of gold as long as it matches your taste in design, budget and other parameters. Making charge is taken because the jeweller is buying raw gold and then using tools and skills to convert that into a piece of jewellery. We obviously need to pay him for that.

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sridhar yerramilli · June 30, 2018 at 7:52 pm

Is 23 Kt Gold Used For Ornaments. And How Much Buy Back Will I Get. Shopkeeper is giving me 85% of the golds value.

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    Sourav · July 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Hello Mr. Sridhar, the buyback value (%) varies from brand to brand. There is no standard set % for everyone.

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Anu · August 17, 2018 at 10:36 pm

Does delicate jewellery made of 22 kt gold break easily as compared to 18 kt?

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    Sourav · September 3, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Anu, technically the answer is yes but since 22k gold is less brittle, the problem is 22k is more of bending and less of breaking.

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Mehreen Ansar · September 14, 2018 at 12:51 am

I want some jewellery for myself like bangles gold so which karat of gold is good for me in long term.


JOMAR GUILLERGAN ASIO · October 5, 2018 at 11:03 pm

Hi sir,
Can a 3gram chain necklace can hold a 2gram pendant it is 22k gold sir.

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    Sourav · October 8, 2018 at 7:35 am

    This is a broad question and more specifics are required to accurately answer this question. But in most cases, the answer is Yes. It should ideally be able to easily hold the pendant.

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Bill · October 8, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Hi i have some gold nuggets and would like to make some jewelry of my own which alloy will give me the brightest looking gold?

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Tracy · June 28, 2019 at 11:07 am

Please can you tell me the difference between Dubai gold, India gold and Italian gold. Which is best amongst all?

I am in Dubai and want to purchase gold but I really do not want to make any mistake.

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Tracy · June 28, 2019 at 11:10 am


I am in Dubai and want to purchase gold, please can you tell me the difference between Dubai gold, India gold and Italian gold.

Which of these gold mentioned above is more valuable?

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    Sourav · July 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Tracy, thanks for leaving your question here in the comment box. I am afraid we do not have an accurate answer to this question.

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Mukesh · January 18, 2020 at 12:57 pm

Sir I need to know that what karat gold should I buy for using long term

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    Sourav · April 29, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Mukesh, If you are planning to buy gold jewellery and you are worried about which karat gold you should opt for, we want to suggest you to choose any karat between 14, 18 and 22. Just ensure that the gold is hallmarked.

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Nishath · January 31, 2020 at 9:25 pm

Hi I have punches the 18 carat gold necklace after few days it will become black or not plz reply me soon because same peoples are saying it will become black

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Nishath · February 1, 2020 at 11:30 am

I have punches the 18 carat gold necklace after few days it will become black or not plz reply me soon because same peoples are saying it will become black

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    Sourav · April 29, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Nishath, 18kt gold doesn’t become black.

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Pratik · July 16, 2020 at 12:36 am

Toh kya shopkeeper 22kt jewellery sirf uske 22kt ke gold purity ke rate pe dega toh uska kya profit hoga

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PRADEEP · August 29, 2020 at 2:53 pm

Hi I am planning to purchase 50 gms of 24 k in middle east and in future if I convert to ornament , how many gms if 22 k ornamament I will get by mixing with other components

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Pallavi · January 13, 2021 at 7:14 pm

Sir we exchange gold chain for a new chain at a jewelry store, our old chain was melted. And finally it’s weight 37.4 60 gram of purity 8 6.30, so how much is it equal to 22 carrot in grams.

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Prapti · February 17, 2021 at 12:20 pm

Thank you for the information. I always thought that the purity of rose gold jewellery is less.

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Hitesh Rawal · February 17, 2021 at 3:09 pm

I want to buy 22 Karat Gold Mangalsutra…can your team guide me for the same?

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Priya singh · May 14, 2021 at 11:23 am

18k or 22k dono me se kaun sa better hai pehan ne k liye/use k liye

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Purva · September 28, 2021 at 5:43 pm

I have purchased one ring but there is only 18K is written no BIS hallmark is available, wanted to know is it pure 18K gold?

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    Sourav · September 29, 2021 at 11:45 am

    When you find only 18K written on the jewellery and if there is no BIS logo along with it, that usually means that the jewellery is “stamped” and not “hallmarked”. Stamping of jewellery often implies that the seller is guaranteeing the purity of the jewellery.

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Arpit · October 15, 2021 at 10:40 am

Suppose I buy rose gold of 18k and thebprice is laso being charged of 18k only. But the weight of jewellery is 20gm. So this weight also includes impurities weight.
If the jweller is charging 20*18k gold value, is it fair to ask only to pay price of actual gold. Or is my understanding wrong.

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    Sourav · October 20, 2021 at 11:24 am

    That’s a good question and one where most people get confused. If the jeweller is charging you 20 grams x 18k Price, then there is no problem because the 18K price already takes care of the lesser impurity gold being bought. Had he charged you for 20 grams x 24k price, you’d be right to be worried.

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Nikita · November 25, 2021 at 10:36 am

My gold chain is of 22k with 91.6 % gold purity with no hallmark.I want it to be hallmarked. How can I?

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Sandeep · August 25, 2022 at 8:43 pm

Sir kaya 18k ya 14k gold ornaments ki resale value hoti hai kya

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    Sourav · October 14, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Ji, har prakar ke gold karat ki resale value hoti he.

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Pinki · February 28, 2023 at 8:14 pm

KuberBox’s blog post on the difference between 22k, 18k, and 14k gold is informative and helpful. The author provides a detailed explanation of the different types of gold and their purity levels, making it easier for readers to understand the nuances of gold jewelry. The blog post also highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each type of gold, giving readers a better understanding of which type of gold is best suited for their needs. Overall, this blog post is a great resource for anyone looking to buy gold jewelry or interested in learning more about the different types of gold.

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PD · March 2, 2023 at 11:42 am

Choosing the right type of gold can be confusing, so it’s helpful to have resources like this blog post that explain the differences between 22k, 18k, and 14k gold. It’s always good to be informed before making a purchase.

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Chandoo · March 16, 2023 at 2:19 pm

This article is very informative and helpful for anyone who wants to buy gold jewelry. It explains the difference between 22K, 18K and 14K gold in terms of purity, durability, color and price. I learned that 22K gold is the most pure and softest form of gold, but it is also more expensive and less suitable for everyday wear. 18K gold is a good balance between purity and strength, but it may lose some of its shine over time. 14K gold is the most durable and affordable option, but it has a lower percentage of gold and may cause allergies to some people. I think this article can help me choose the right type of gold for my needs and preferences. Thank you for sharing this useful information.

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