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Yellow is the classic color for gold in jewelry. For thousands of years the precious metal has been appreciated for its unique color:
Gold stands out for its resistance to corrosion, it does not rust. That is why its called a precious metal. In addition to that gold is easy to work with mechanically. Both features and the fact that is rare make it an suitable means for storage and preservation of value and the ideal material for the production of coins. In jewelry yellow gold is treasured for its everlastingness, its special bright color and its prominent weight. Traditionally yellow gold is a symbol of beauty and people associate it with power and wealth.
|Karat ||Per mill||Explanation|
|24||999||Pure gold, too soft for jewelry|
|22||916||In Asia used in jewelry|
|18||750||Saturated yellow tone – Ideal for high-end jewelry and the standard at Diamant Agentur|
|14||585||Less saturated color tone but harder and also popular in jewelry|
|9||375||Pale yellow tone (Minimum standard for yellow gold by law in England)|
|8||333||Pale yellow tone (Minimum standard for yellow gold in Germany)|