21k Yellow Gold CZ Flower Band Ring
||21k Yellow Gold CZ Flower Ring
||21k Yellow Gold
||22mm x 10.60mm
||2 Rows of Cubic Zirconia
||This item comes complete with a Raymond Lee Jewelers Box
Most gold jewelry you see on the market is composed of 14kt or 18kt material, and less commonly 10 karat. However, it is possible for jewelry to be composed of a karat higher than 18 like in this 21k yellow gold cz flower cocktail ring. Gold karat is quite interesting. Much of the gold jewelry on the market is actually an alloy, which means more than one type of metal was used to construct it. 24 karat gold is the highest, but you don’t find 24 karat jewelry because it would be too malleable and unstable to exist as jewelry. Resultantly, gold has be mixed with other metals so that it can stay together and be somewhat durable. 24 karat gold is fine (meaning it is 99.9% gold by mass). 18 karat gold is 18 parts gold, 6 parts another metal (meaning it is 75% gold). 14 karat gold is 14 parts gold, 8 parts metal, and so on. This is why higher karat gold is worth more – it simply contains a higher percentage of pure gold. This is why you often see stamps inside jewelry like 750 (75%) to indicate 18kt yellow gold or 585 (58.5%) to indicate 14kt karat gold. The number is an indication of the percent of gold used to construct the piece of jewelry. The typical caratage of jewelry actually varies accord to countries. In the United States, 10 karat to 18 karat is most common. In Brazil, only 18kt gold is typical. In Southern Europe, 19.2 karats is common. In the United Kingdom, gold caratage varies from 9 karats to 22 karats. Much of it has to do with the history of jewelry craftsmanship that has set the standard for each country.