You are going shopping for a piece of gold jewelry. You want something durable, but beautiful. What facts do you consider about the piece? You want to take into account the following attributes:
- Possible allergy to nickel
14K Gold is Very Popular
You wouldn’t base your purchase of the popularity of the item, necessarily, but 14K gold is popular for a reason. It’s color is gold, it has a tad more than 50% gold, making it hard and durable, and it is less expensive than 18K or 22K jewelry. Really, the only reason to choose the 18K or 22K jewelry may be the relatively smaller amount of nickel found in it.
How Often Will You Wear the Piece
If you are going to be wearing the item every day, you definitely want to choose a 14K gold (or even a lower karat) for its hardness. If you’re allergic to nickel, you might have to search for nickel-free gold.
If you take these factors into account when shopping, you will be better satisfied with your purchase. Remember, you are buying a nice piece of jewelry that you will keep for many years.