At Labgrown Diamonds Inc., we use the highest quality precious metals, which have been mined from the earth and carefully forged into premium rings, necklaces, pendants, and earrings by expert jewelry artisans. Although gold, platinum, and silver are the most commonly used varieties, other metals like Palladium have become increasingly popular.

GOLD GUIDE

Throughout history, gold has been used for monetary systems and still today remains an important part of our economy. Gold has also become a popular precious metal that is used to make jewelry, because it can be molded, shaped and carved into intricate jewelry designs. Gold also does not rust, tarnish or corrode.

Gold is the most popular choice for wedding and engagement rings, it is also very popular in right-hand rings, earrings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets. There are two things to consider when looking to purchase gold jewelry. First, which gold karat to choose and second, what color of gold color or combination of gold colors for the jewelry.

Gold Purity

There are various grades of gold purity, determined by the ratio of their alloy composition and rated by a karat system. Typical karat purities range from 9 karats to 24 karats (pure gold), with a wide variation of usage from country to country.

Below are some of the most common gold densities, along with the characteristics and pure gold content of each:

  • 24 Karat Gold : In its purest form, the metal is comprised of 100% gold with virtually no alloy metals. Pure gold is extremely soft and pliable, which is why it's often mixed with other metals, such as copper and silver, to forge jewelry.
  • 22 Karat Gold : This level of gold is 91.7% pure which is still too soft to make jewelry and not as durable as 18K or 14K.
  • 18 Karat Gold : This alloy consists of 75% gold and 25% alloy metals. 18 karat gold has been found to be the perfect balance between gold purity and strength. Brilliance offers a variety of exquisite 18 karat gold jewelry.
  • 14 Karat Gold : 14 karat gold is 58.3% pure gold; the remainder is comprised of alloy metals. Any gold purity less than 14 karat gold is not recommended for high quality jewelry.
  • 9 Karat Gold : This tier of the metal consists of 37.5% gold. This is the minimum purity that can still be considered gold in the United States and is not used for high quality jewelry.

COLORS OF GOLD

Yellow Gold

Throughout history, gold has been used for monetary systems and still today remains an important part of our economy. Gold has also become a popular precious metal that is used to make jewelry, because it can be molded, shaped and carved into intricate jewelry designs. Gold also does not rust, tarnish or corrode.

White Gold

Currently much in demand, white gold is considered by many as fashionable and stylish. Its silvery white nature is what makes it more alluring and special. Just like the yellow gold white gold is blend with other alloys like nickel, zinc or palladium to give it the white color. At times it is also plated with an even whiter metal called rhodium, so as to augment its look.

Rose Gold

Pleasing to the eye, rose gold color is recently gained popularity and fame. It has an outstanding pink hue which is created when yellow gold is blend with copper in proper percentage to get the desired rose color. More the percentage of copper stronger would be the shade of pink or red color.

?>