What are the 4c's?
Diamonds are graded and priced according to what is universally referred to as the "4C's. They are Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat weight. Each is a description of the various characteristics of a diamond. For example, Cut refers to the shape of the diamond, which affects its fire and brilliance, Color refers to the amount of color in the diamond, Clarity is based on any tiny natural identifiers found within a diamond, and Carat Weight is simply a measurement of the diamond's weight (not its size).
What is the difference between karat and carat?
A karat is the unit of measurement used to indicate the purity of gold (since gold is in fact a mixture of gold and other metals). Pure gold is 24-karat (24K), 18-karat is 75% pure, and so on. Carat is a term used to measure the weight of a diamond, e.f. 1-carat, 2-carat, and so on.
What is the difference between 14K gold and 18K gold?
'18 karat' means the metal is 75% pure gold, whereas '14 karat' means the metal is 58.5% pure gold. Both purities are used primarily for quality jewelry and are durable for everyday use. 18 karat purity produces finer quality gold and a richer color when used to create yellow gold. When creating white gold, the two purities will not yield significantly different colors.
Why is 18K gold more valuable than 14K?
18-Karat gold is more pure, meaning it contains a higher percentage of gold. Pure gold is 24-Karat (24K), 18-Karat gold is 75% pure, and so on.
What do the markings on the back of my jewelry mean?
If your jewelry has a number and a "K", this denotes its Karat amount, or the purity of the gold in the piece (gold is actually a mixture of gold and other metals). Pure gold is 24- karat (24K), 18-karat gold is 75% pure, and so on.
What is my birthstone?
January – Garnet
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine/Bloodstone
April – Diamond
May – Emerald
June – Alexandrite/Moonstone/Pearl
July – Ruby
August – Peridot/Sardonyx
September – Sapphires
October – Pink Tourmaline/Opal
November – Citrine
December – Topaz