Thinking about purchasing gold jewellery? If so, you should know that you have a couple of options available. You can get solid gold or silver infused gold, each with their own pros and cons. Here’s a bit more about each option to help you narrow down your choice.
Solid Gold – This is jewellery that is 100% pure gold, with purity measured in carats. The highest level of pure gold quality is measured at 24 carats, however, most jewellery stores will stock predominantly 9ct or 18ct Gold. Solid gold is very yellow in appearance, and incredibly soft. Very rarely will you have jewellery containing solid gold that hasn’t been reinforced with another metal to make it firmer. While it won’t oxidise over time, it can develop a patina, giving it an attractive vintage appearance. It’s the best option money can buy if you’re looking for your jewellery to retain its value. Pure gold is also a good choice of jewellery to purchase for a special occasion.
Silver Infused Gold – This is a more affordable option to solid gold, and involves bonding a gold layer over a base metal. While the amount of pure gold in this type of jewellery may be less, it’s a fantastic choice for jewellery lovers who want to own a gorgeous piece without breaking the bank. Plus, this style is just as beautiful as solid gold and there’s no real way to tell any difference to the naked eye. As it’s stronger, it will not tarnish or chip and is unlikely to irritate sensitive skin like other options do. This makes it a great option for everyday use.
Which option is better? Well, there’s no right or wrong. It’s purely down to personal choice and down to which style you think would better suit your needs. If you’re still unsure, feel free to contact Bevilles online, or head into one of our many store across Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia.