So glad you asked!!! Let's start with what is GOLD?
Gold is GLAMOROUS!! Gold is SHINY!!! And gold is considered a precious metal, worthy of being the subject of many heist movies!
PURE GOLD - Gold is a SOFT, yellow metal. 24K gold is 100% pure gold, it is rich in color and and because of its purity, is way too soft to be used as jewelry. In fact, it's so soft and flexible it can even be stretched or used in embroidery. But we know that as jewelry, it's quite hard. So what do we do to make it durable enough for daily use? Jewelers mix different metals and create a strong, gorgeous and long wearing masterpiece. The entire Adi Paz Collection is 14K Gold.
Let's talk color:If all gold starts as pure golden in color, then all the alternative colors come from a variety of metals that are mixed with them to give their color.
Yellow Gold: Silver, copper and Zinc are the metal alloys added to give 14K its distinctive color; and durability.
Rose Gold: Silver, copper and zinc alloys are added, but the ratios are different. If more copper is added, that warmer, pinker color appears.
White Gold: Pure gold is mixed with copper, silver and palladium...but it's still possible to find jewelry also with nickel added to give it that distinct, "platinum" color.
What is gold plating?
Gold plating is the method of adding a layer of gold onto the surface of another metal. Gold adheres very well to sterling silver, so it's a great way to give your sterling silver jewelry a two-tone look, without the additional expense of 14K Gold.
Does gold plating fade?
With good and proper care, you can get years, and years of pleasure and enjoyment from your gold-plated jewelry! The wearing out of the plating can be accelerated by repeated exposure to moisture, chemicals, perfumes and creams, so with good and proper care, your 14K gold plated jewelry can give you plenty of years of beauty!
Any thing else you want to know about gold? JUST ASK!!