How many times have you seen two gold chains from one same brand but with totally different tonalities? I am afraid that many, and although there are people who think it may be a defect, the reality is that there are a lot of shades of gold.
Until recently speaking of gold meant talking about Yellow Gold. The kind of gold that for centuries was the most precious asset and that which was kept in bricks of gold in the vaults of large banks.
But today, talking about gold, especially in jewelry, is talking about a wide range of colors. Although there are many tones, the most popular are: yellow, pink and white.
Let's start with yellow gold, which is the one that generates the most doubts.
To not get too specific, 100% pure gold refers to 24-carat gold and has a fairly intense yellow. The intensity of yellow decreases as the number of carats decreases in the piece, obvious, right?
18K gold means that it has 75% gold, 14K indicates that it has 58% gold and finally, 10K means that it has 38% gold. That’s why many pieces, even when they are from the same brand, can have different tonalities.
It is also true that the base of the metal on which one works has a lot to do in the tonality, although the most important thing is, undoubtedly, the number of carats. The rest of the tonalities are simply high gold alloys ...
Here is a little table * so that you understand what I mean:
White gold = 75% gold, 16% palladium and 9% silver.
Rose gold = 75% gold, 5% silver and 20% copper.
Red gold = 75% gold and 25% copper.
Gray gold = 75% gold, 15% nickel and 10% copper.
Blue gold = 75% gold and 25% iron.
Green gold = 75% gold and 25% silver.
However, this table serves as a simple guide, since they are alloys, you can manipulate and intensify a particular color thus adapting to the taste of the person or the country. Did you know that intense yellow gold the preferred one in Indian? While in Europe we opt for a lighter tone ... There are also countries in which white gold is considered less prestigious. Be that as it may, there is a large variety of tonalities in gold, so there is enough to satisfy any taste.
Here at IBIZA PASSION we only work with 18K, 14K and rose gold baths. With this I'll leave you until next week!
* TABLE OBTAINED FROM HTTPS://ES.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/ORO#HISTORY