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Homework Help: difference between 10k, 14k, 18k gold

Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 11:54pm.

I am in the process of ordering a class ring and the options for the gold are 10K, 14K, and 18K. I know the price is different, but I was just wondering if anybody knows if you can actually tell a difference between them when you look at them or do they all look the same? I do not want to pay a lot more for 18K when you can't tell a difference between 10K and 18K.

I have bought and owned 10K, 14K and 18K gold rings. Personally, I could see a slight difference between 10 and 14 when compared with 18. I think a trained eye could see the difference, too, even if they were not compared side by side. I don't think an untrained eye could do that. I never saw any difference between 10 and 14, personally. If you have the chance, you might want to take a run by a few jewelry stores and look at them yourself. Let that be your guide. Frankly, I would think the salesperson would have had samples of each to show you.

I agree with DrBob. Take a look for yourself. It is not easily visible. And, you are not likely to wear the ring for very long...you will NOT wear it in college, and after college, life has many more important things for you. As an alternative, why dont you save the money for college, or a car? You dont have to follow the crowd all your life...

I really want to know which state of the gold is the best? 10k,14k,18k and 24k

Is 10k more than 14k gold

24K is Pure Gold
18K is 75% pure.
14k is about 59% pure.
10k is about 41% pure.

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