Gold purity, what does karat (kt) mean? - Tulsa Gold and Gems

Typically items made of gold are marked with a karat weight.

The term "karat" in relation to gold is the measure of gold purity by mass. The lower the karat weight the less gold the item contains. Conversely, the higher the karat weight the more gold the item contains.

The purest gold has a maximum purity of 24 karats.

The purity of the gold is usually stamped or engraved onto jewelry, often after being tested by a qualified testing facility.

Inspection of your gold pieces should indicate a specific karat weight. When you know the karat value of a gold item, you can directly calculate how pure that gold is.

The gold price depends on the karat value that it contains. Once you have determined the karat value of your item, use our Gold Calculator to calculate its value.

 

Source: Tulsa Gold & Gems, INC.

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