- 10 karat gold is an alloy made up of 10 parts gold + 14 parts other metals
- 14 karat gold is an alloy made up of 14 parts gold + 10 parts other metals
- 18 karat gold is an alloy made up of 18 parts gold + 6 parts other metals
Karat vs. Carat
Is 10K or 14K Better?
In some parts of the world, gold jewelry with a higher karat, such as 18K and 22K, is more is widely sought after. But in the U.S., most people opt for 10K and 14K gold; these varieties are stronger and more affordable than those with higher pure gold content.
My Trio Rings offers both 10K and 14K gold options for all our diamond ring sets. But what’s really the difference between the two?
Is 10K Lower Quality?
Do Gold Rings Fade?
Nickel is commonly used in gold alloy mixtures and is also a metal that many people are allergic to. For people with this sensitivity, jewelry made with nickel can cause a skin reaction or rash if the gold polish fades over time.