If you’re buying gold jewelry for a baby, girl or young teen, here’s a gold education with all the gold information you need!
Gold is offered in three colors. Yellow gold, White gold, and Rose gold. 14K gold is perfect for everyday wear, although it is still fine jewelry and must be cared for as such.
Pure gold is 24K gold, but it is too soft for jewelry in its purest form. It is combined with alloys (a combination of other metals) and then crafted into jewelry. The percentage of gold is measured in “karats” or “K” or “KT”. This is not to be confused with “carats” which is the weight measurement for gemstones. 14 Karat Gold (14K or 14KT) has 14 parts gold and 10 parts of an alloy. 14K is 53.8% gold. 18K is 75% pure gold.
14K Yellow gold is produced by mixing pure 24K gold with an alloy of other metals, usually silver and copper. A higher amount of copper is used for a darker yellow shade.
14K White gold is made of 24K gold with an alloy of white metals such as palladium, nickel or silver, or zinc. White gold is usually plated with rhodium (a member of the platinum family) to remove any trace of yellow gold. Our white gold jewelry for children is nickel free.
14K Rose gold has become popular over the past few years. Rose Gold is produced by combining 24k gold with an alloy of gold, copper, and silver. The amount of copper added to the alloy determines the shade of the rose gold. The more copper, the more of a pink hue the rose gold jewelry will have.
Your gold jewelry will be stamped, and that is how you know it is authentic, solid gold.
Look for the “14K” or “585” stamp on 14K gold jewelry.
Look for the “18K” or “750” stamp on 18K gold jewelry.
Sterling silver is stamped .925
You can be sure when you buy fine children’s jewelry at The Jewelry Vine that you are purchasing quality, authentic jewelry.