One Beautiful Stylized 14kt Gold Band/Ring, 3.5mm. Both Yellow and White Gold are scratch resistant. Free ring sizing-5-9. Allow 3-4 days for this item to ship. Made in the US, this Band is shipped Fedex. This Band is also available in Platinum, contact us for a price. Gold for jewelry is typically measured in karats (also spelled carats). 24 karat (pure gold) contains 99.9% gold (plus 0.1% other metal)
18 karat is 75% gold
12 karat is 50% gold
9 karat is 37.5% gold
To make up the rest of the metal, gold is alloyed with other metals. For people with metal allergy, particularly nickel allergy, the question is which metals is your gold jewelry alloyed with? Gold can be alloyed with many different types of metals which alter its hardness, colour and other properties. For example yellow gold may be alloyed with silver and copper, whilst white gold is usually alloyed with nickel. Rhodium, a silvery white metal related to platinum, is often used to plate yellow gold to make it into white gold. And even white gold with nickel is often rhodium-plated to make it appear whiter and shinier. Although the initial plating will protect you against any nickel in the gold, it eventually wears off over a period of months or years. This leaves the white gold (alloyed with nickel) in contact with your skin. Our Gold Jewelry will not irritate your skin.