Gold as an investment and its purity

The value of gold, unlike other investments, is not linked to an issuer that can go bankrupt, which is why it is an excellent way to save money and revalue it quickly.

It is a metal whose value grows over the years, considered one of the most valuable since biblical times and continues to be so to this day, it is important to clarify that the price has not always been increase, however, it has never experienced long-term declines, which other financial instruments have suffered.

What does the carat measurement in Gold mean?

Karats in gold are the measure of purity of the metal. Pure gold is 24 karat gold and its purity decreases as it is mixed with other metals. Standard purities are 24K, 18K, 14K and 10K.

24 karat gold: its purity level is 99.9%, so it is considered pure gold, this is a soft yellow metal, shiny and very malleable, it does not react with almost any chemical product , although it may be sensitive to chlorine. Gold bars are usually 24 carats.

18 karat gold:  Also known as high gold, this has a purity of 75%. It is a gold widely used by jewelry and goldsmith shops since it is composed of 18 parts of gold and 6 parts of other metals such as silver and copper and is more rigid than pure gold, which is why it has great durability and resistance.

14 karat gold: this type of gold is composed of 14 parts of gold and 10 parts of other metals, so it has a purity percentage of 60%. It is ideal for the manufacture of jewelry pieces.

10 karat gold:this is one of the lowest carat presentation forms of gold, where 10 parts are pure gold and 14 are other metals, this having 40% purity .

At Klamore our pieces are made with 14 and 18 karat gold.

Types of gold according to their color:

  • Yellow gold: it is considered noble gold, it is almost non-reactive, it is very soft and its color does not usually change or oxidize. It is gold in its pure color and does not have much combination with other metals that can alter its color. 18 and 14 karat yellow gold is commonly mixed with a greater amount of silver and a lesser amount of copper.
  • White gold: is an alloy with a white metal, almost always nickel, manganese, or palladium. The gold and nickel alloy is very popular as it makes it more resistant. Gold with palladium is softer and makes it easier to inlay the stones.
  • Rose gold: this is a mixture of fine gold, copper and silver, it is a gold of great value for its composition work, it can be obtained in 18 carats, it is widely used in goldsmithing and is one of the more expensive golds.

Investors have rediscovered the only type of asset that is truly safe, which is why it has become one of the most important stores of value in the face of uncertainty.