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Sunday, January 01, 2017
The Value of Gold
by Flaherty Jewelers
Since almost the beginning of recorded time, gold has been sought after, not only for its value, but for its distinctive and elegant look. When gold was first attempted to be shaped from the nugget form it was found in into different kinds of jewelry, jewelers quickly realized that gold itself, although soft enough to be shaped, was too soft to withstand most stress. To fix this, jewelers began mixing the gold with metal alloys. Karat ratings were then invented to tell the consumer the gold/alloy ratio of a piece of jewelry. Pure gold is 24K. The most popular ratios for jewelry are 18K (18 parts gold to 6 parts alloy), 14K (14 parts gold to 10 parts alloy), and 10K (10 parts gold to 14 parts alloy).

As the numbers suggest, the most valuable jewelry is 18K while the least valuable is 10K. But along with the value of the piece, y...
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