Know Your Golds

Have you ever looked at a ring and wondered what the numbers stamped on the inside of the gold mean?

When you are looking for that special piece for yourself or your loved one here are a few things we here at Cassandra Mamone think you should know.

 

9ct Gold is 9 parts pure gold and 15 parts other metals. It should have the stamp “375” on the inside of the gold, meaning that the gold is 37.5% pure gold.

375

18ct Gold is 18 parts pure gold and 6 parts other metals. It should have the stamp “750” on the inside of the gold, meaning that the gold is 75% pure gold.

750

Platinum is a white precious metal that is rarer than gold and used in almost it’s purest form, 95% pure platinum. “950” or “Pt” should be stamped on the piece.

24ct Gold (pure gold) is a very soft metal. By adding other metals to the gold you are strengthening the metal and ensuring it lasts the lifetime you want it to.

Cassandra Mamone herself ensures her golds are the highest quality, free of nickel and other undesirable metals. All of our CM 18ct white gold contains palladium, a premium metal from the same metal family as platinum, ensuring quality, durability and an absolutely beautiful finish.

If you would like further advice on this topic or anything jewellery related we would love to help, email us. We would also love to help you bring life back to your old gold so stay tuned for our next blog on remodelling.