FINENESS

How do you know exactly how much gold you have actually bought based on just a number stamped?

'One thing you MUST know when buying Gold jewellery' 

 

FINENESS

Definition:
The measure of gold purity, a measurement of the purity of precious metal, - Collins Dictionary.

The quality of being very thin - Cambridge dictionary

The quality of being very exact and delicate - Cambridge dictionary

It’s almost impossible to look at a piece of jewellery and know what fineness the gold has.  To tell what fineness of gold you are getting look out for tiny hallmark stamps with the following numbers;

 

Fineness

Hallmark Stamp

24K

1000

18K

750

14K

583

9K

375

 
Here at VOA we only use 18K gold in our fine jewellery, 24K is too soft and malleable to be durable enough for everyday wear. Could you imagine the shape of your ring moulding edges after constant wear?   

18K has a high percentage of gold, 75% to be exact, and is mixed with other metals such as silver to make it suitable for everyday wear and feel durable. We wouldn’t want you to wear deformed and highly scratched jewellery.
Love,
VOA x 

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