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What is rose “gold”?


 What is Gold Alloy?

Different colors of gold alloys are just as “real” as their yellow gold counterparts.

Have you ever been confused by the terms: black hills gold, white gold, green gold, and rose gold?


The Meaning of a Karat

The “K” stands for karat, the system used to state how much pure gold is found in an item.

For instance 24K is pure gold, 18K contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of other metals..

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White Gold Alloys

  • Nickel can be mixed with gold to create a white (or gray) color.

Rose & Pink Gold Alloys

  • Copper is added to make many gold-colored alloys, but additional copper creates pink and rose tones – the more copper, the deeper the effect.

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It is not as easy as it may sound …to read the full article http://jewelry.about.com/cs/goldbuyingtips/a/gold_alloys.htm

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