Gold metal


Gold is one of the most durable metals. You will never find your gold jewelry succumbing to rust or corrosion—ever! When you buy gold jewelry from E.S. Designs, you will realize that every piece has been crafted with the correct balance of metals to ensure a perfect finish and look.

Gold Color
You might have seen gold jewelry with different tints and hues.

The difference in color is caused by the mixture of gold with other metals and alloys that change the true color of gold. The extent to which metal alloys have been used and their individual percentages will ultimately determine the color of the jewelry.

Yellow Gold Gold with Copper and Silver Alloys
White Gold Gold Nickel, Zinc, silver
Green Gold Gold with Silver, sometimes Copper and Zinc
Red Gold Gold with Copper
Pink Gold Gold with Copper

Types of Color and What They Denote
The most authentic 24 karat gold has a yellow color. Although 24

24 karat = 100% gold
Too soft for jewelry

18 karat = 75.0% gold
Recommended for fine jewelry

14 karat = 58.3% gold
Recommended for jewelry

9 karat = 37.5% gold
The minimum standard in the UK (Never used in E.S. Designs jewelry)

karat is the purest gold, it is also the softest and cannot withstand daily wear and tear. At E.S. Designs, we provide you with 18 and 14 karat gold jewelry. If you wish to have sturdy jewelry for daily use, then choose 14 karat. Other varieties of gold include 14 and 18 karat white gold or rose gold.

Care and Maintaining
Effective maintenance and care for your gold jewelry is critical to ensure its longevity. You need to protect your gold jewelry from harsh chemicals. You can use a mild solution of lukewarm water and mild soap to clean your jewelry. The best way to clean the crevices is to use an old toothbrush. We recommend that you have your gold jewelry inspected and cleaned by a professional every one or two years.

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