Nuuru help and guide
Gold has been around and highly valued ever since recorded history. The ancient Egyptians are said to be the first people to use gold as jewellery.
The purity of gold is measured in Carats or Karats. A Carat was originally a unit of weight based on the carob bean, used by ancient merchants in the Middle East.
The Carat is still used for the weight of gemstones where 1 carat is equal to 200mg. Pure gold is 24 carats.
In Europe, 18 and 14-carat alloys are commonly used in jewellery while nine-carat gold is popular in Britain. Many countries require every item of gold jewellery to be clearly stamped with its cartage. This hallmarking system was developed in London in the 14th century at Goldsmiths' Hall.
White gold is an alloy of gold and at least one white metal, usually palladium.
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See all our jewellery in gold plated sterling silver here.