10K Gold Is Harder
Although the lower gold content of 10K jewelry may make people think of it as low quality, this alloy is actually harder than 14K gold and can be more durable.
Since gold is a very soft metal, having less of it means that a 10K alloy is harder than purer gold mixtures.
Is 10k gold worth buying?
10K gold is cheaper than higher-karat alloys, as it contains less pure gold. The low price of 10-karat gold, together with its durability, makes it a good choice for someone who is price conscious and looks for jewelry that will last long.
How much is 10k gold worth today?
Today’s Gold Prices
1 more row
Does 10k gold last?
10k Gold. 10k gold means that the metal is 10 parts gold and 14 parts alloy (or 41.7% gold). This is the lowest gold content you can have for the metal to be considered “gold” in the U.S. Because of the high percentage of alloys, 10k gold is very durable, which makes it a great choice for very active wearers.
Can you wear 10k gold everyday?
If you would like to wear your jewelry everyday or if you tend to be rough on your jewelry, please consider ordering a solid 10k gold option. It will withstand wear and tear, gold vermeil will not, and will need to be re-plated periodically in order to keep its gold color.