By the Carat: 10k, 14k, 16k, 18k, 22k, 24k Gold
Carat is a unit of measurement used to determine the purity of gold alloys. It is denoted by the symbol ct or kt. In the United States and Canada, karat is used, while carat is used to refer to the measure of mass for gemstones.
In determining the purity of gold alloys, carat means a proportion by weight of one part in twenty four or 41.66 parts per 1000. This means that the higher the carat value, the higher the proportion of gold in relation to the base metal content. There, pure gold is 24 carats.
To know exactly the percentage of gold in a jewelry using the carat system, take a look at this list below:
Carat value and its Gold content(%)
- 9k Yellow - 37.5
- 9k White - 37.8
- 9k Red - 37.5
- 14k Yellow - 58.5
- 14k White - 58.5
- 18k Yellow - 75
- 18k White - 75
- 18k Red - 75
- 22k Yellow - 91.7
- 22k Red - 91.7
- 24k - 100
Selling Gold by Carat
It is a general rule that the higher the carat value, the higher the gold content, and the higher the monetary offer for your gold jewelries. Whether you are selling a bracelet or a necklace with 14kt or 22kt gold, you are going to be paid according to the carat value of the item.
You can check out your local jewelry shops or gold dealers if you are planning to sell your gold by carat. You may also check out online dealers and see if they can give you a good offer for your gold. Lastly, online auction sites can also help you sell your gold jewelries by carat.