A relatively rare element, gold is a precious metal that has been used for coinage, jewelry, and other arts throughout recorded history.
Our fine and affordable gold jewelry collection has solid 14K-18K yellow, white, two tone, and tri-color chains, necklaces, rings and more online at GoldenMine.
These markings are usually located on the clasp of a necklace, the inside of a ring or bracelet, or the post of an earring. Unless the item is over 100 years old or the hallmark has worn off, all fine jewelry should have some type of hallmark. Common gold hallmarks include 18K, 14K, 10K, 750, 585, 375.
In most cultures, wearing gold jewelry is a sign of success and wealth, and gleaming gold jewelry remains highly popular. When jewelry shopping, many opt for less expensive gold plated jewelry because of it has the look of real gold and doesn't cost a fortune.
When it comes to gold jewelry, 12 karat (12K) is not a very commonly used type of gold. Most modern jewelry comes in 10K (suggested article: The Value of 10K Gold), 14K, 18K, or 24K gold.However, there is still some 12K gold jewelry made, and many antique or heirloom pieces may use 12K gold.
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