If you are browsing in our online jewelry boutique store and see a design you like, begin by asking some questions about it. One of the first should be ‘What is it made from?’, to gauge whether the piece is gold, platinum or another type of metal. In United States, 14K yellow, white and rose gold is often used to make fine jewellery and platinum is chosen for bridal or diamond jewellery as it’s very hardwearing.
90% of Capucelli Fine Jewelry pieces are made of 14K Gold.
14K Gold. 14 karat gold is produced from 58.3 per cent pure gold and a 41.7 per cent mixture of other metals like copper, zinc, silver and nickel.
Compared to 18K gold, the main advantages of 14K gold are its durability and affordability. Necklaces and other jewelry made using 14K gold are significantly more durable than those made with 18k gold, making this type of gold a good choice if you're concerned about scuffs and scratches. 14K tarnishes more slowly and is more resistant to scratching, bending, and scuffing. That's because it has a higher percentage of the other metals mixed in to make it harder and more durable. For the same reason, 14K gold is also more affordable than 18K.