What is a Gold Karat?

What is a Gold Karat?

“As metals are added to gold during jewelry making, the gold becomes less fine and the number of karats drops. For example, 12 karat gold contains 50 percent gold and 50 percent alloys by weight.

The word karat comes from the carob seed.”

Read More by Corey Binns   |   December 24, 2012

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