Carats define how pure a piece of gold is. The higher the caratage, the more pure the piece of gold will be. Typically, jewellery is made with a minimum of 9k in the UK, and a maximum of 24k gold. Items that are in this range include gold chains, gold rings, gold bracelets, gold bangles, gold necklaces, gold brooches, gold badges, gold pins, gold watches, gold pendants, gold charms, gold links and gold earrings. Gold must be mixed with other alloys to add protection to its rather soft consistency. It is generally mixed with copper. Most gold jewellery is made with a caratage of 22k, however antique gold jewellry, items typically have a lower caratage of 18k, resulting in a distinct brassy colour. This is due to higher percentage of mixed alloys.
Do you have surplus 24k gold jewellery?
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How can I sell my 24k gold?
Postal Gold will test your gold on its fineness, weight and purity, and will send you a payment within the next 24 hours. Postal Gold will then melt and refine your obsolete gold products, while you receive the cash. It's very simple - send us your unwanted and broken gold and you will receive cash. Postal Gold offers you an easy way to earn some extra money.
Gold across the globe
Many countries across the world carry different standards and minimums for caratage when manufacturing gold jewellery. In China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, for example, the typical caratage is 24k. In India, Bangladesh and Pakistan you would find mostly 22k gold jewellery. In the Persian Gulf, the typical caratage is 21k, in Southern European countries it is around 18k, in the UK and Northern European countries between 8k and 18k and in Russia a lower caratage of 9k. As at 2009, over 161,000 tonnes of gold has been mined and manufactured in human history. South Africa has produced roughly 50% of the world"s gold resources, and continues to be a large supplier. China today stands as the largest gold producer, with over 276 tonnes of gold a year..