What does 14K verses 18K mean?

14K gold is 58.333% pure gold and the rest is other alloy metals. Often you will see a symbol on 14K gold that says 585, this means 58.5% gold which is considered plumb or slightly over 14K. 18K gold is 75% pure gold and the rest is other alloy metals. You can often find a symbol on 18K gold that says 750.

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