Yellow / Rose Gold
9, 14, 18 & 22ct – We stock and manufacture gold rings in 9, 14, 18 and 22ct. The differing carats reflect the varying amount of pure gold (24ct) in the alloy. A 9ct gold ring (hallmarked Au375) will contain 37.5% pure gold and 62.5% alloy. A piece of 18ct gold jewellery (hallmarked Au750) will contain 75% pure gold (24ct) and 25% alloy. It’s a little like a beer shandy! Some shandies have more beer (18ct), others more lemonade (9ct). The colour of the metal will be determined by the ratio of gold (beer) to lemonade (alloy). A 22ct gold ring (hallmarked Au916) will be a deep rich golden colour. The 18ct will be slightly lighter as the purity has been diluted slightly with the addition of alloys. The weights of the respective rings will also vary as the alloys tend to be physically lighter and less dense than pure gold. Finally, rose gold is, essentially, created with copper. When gold is mixed with copper the resulting alloy will have a reddish colour. The intensity of the colour will be determined by the amount of copper.…a 9ct rose gold will, therefore, be darker and pinker than an 18ct rose gold because it contains more copper.