Gold is a very precious metal, widely used in jewelry to create extremely beautiful and valuable accessories. In addition, its recognized value worldwide makes it an element with which to market. Gold is compared to currency, with it money is saved and revalued since it has been used for a long time to safeguard savings and protect assets.
Due to this, more and more people are interested in learning about this precious metal and familiarizing themselves with its characteristics to become experts on the subject. If this is your case, stay with us and find out what types of gold that exist, and which of them is best to invest with.
To be honest, not everyone who invests in gold knows about the types of gold that exist. They just enter this market and are blind to it. The best thing you can do before trading gold – or during, if you have already entered this world – is to find out everything you can about the product in question.
Gold is measured by its degree of purity, expressed in carats. Those who see gold as a form of investment, look for the one with the highest carats.
On the other hand, if gold is sought for goldsmithing purposes, less carat gold can be used, depending on what one wants to believe.
Depending on the carats, or degree of purity, the following types of gold are obtained:
24-carat gold has a degree of purity of 99.9%, which is considered pure gold. This type of gold is soft, malleable, and yellow, with a characteristic brilliant. It does not react with practically any chemical product, except that it is sensitive to chlorine. In the case of gold bars, these are usually of this type of gold.
Known as high gold, 18-karat gold has a purity degree of 75%. This type of gold is widely used in jewelry and goldsmithing. This is because it is made up of eighteen parts of gold with six parts of other metals -such as silver and copper-, a union that results in a more rigid texture than that of pure gold, which makes it ideal to make jewelry.
14-karat gold is known as low gold and has a degree of purity of 60%. It is a type of gold made up of fourteen parts of gold and ten parts of other metals.
Gold that is 50% pure is called 12-karat gold. It is made up of twelve parts of pure gold and twelve parts of other metals.
10-carat gold is a type of gold with a very low degree of purity, this being 40%. These pieces have ten parts of pure gold and fourteen parts of other metals.
In jewelry, gold can also be classified by color. The colors of the gold are obtained from the different alloys that are made mostly with high gold. The gold in these cases is still yellow, except for white gold, only that the color obtained is a hue that it acquires.
Yellow gold or noble gold has 1000g about 750g of gold, about 125g of silver, and about 125g of copper. This gold is almost unreactive, it is soft, its color practically does not change, and it does not oxidize. Well, it is gold combined with a small number of other metals.
About 1000g of white gold contains 750g of gold, about 160g of palladium, and about 90g of silver.
Rose gold has 750g of gold, 50g of silver, and 200g of copper in 1000g. This expensive gold is widely used in goldsmithing and jewelry in world-renowned brands.
The combination of 750g of gold and 250g of copper in 1000g results in red gold. Its strong pigmentation makes it frequently used in jewelry, but its value is not that high because it is found in low-carat gold alloys.
Gray gold is gold with nickel. About 1000g of gray gold is made up of 750g of gold, about 150g of nickel, and 100g of copper.
Green gold is gold mixed with silver. 1000g of green gold has 750g of gold and the rest is silver.
In 1000g of blue gold there are 750g of gold and 250g of iron.
Rhodanized gold is very commercial in the world of jewelry. It is gold with a rhodium platinum bath, so it is brighter and of great value.…