Yellow Gold Fine Jewellery
Yellow gold fine jewellery comes in many forms, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and bangles. Renowned for its beauty and value, it is highly coveted amongst jewellery collectors. When shopping, it is important to take not only the purity of the gold in the piece into account, but also the craftsmanship that went into its creation.
How Do I Determine Gold Quality?
The quality of yellow gold is given in karats. The karat count will always be stamped on the gold itself, often on an inconspicuous part of the jewellery. 24-karat gold is the most pure; however, due to its softness, it is not commonly used to make jewellery, such as gold necklaces, gold chains, gold bracelets, or gold earrings. 22-karat and 18-karat gold are often preferred for their strength and durability, though 14-karat gold jewellery is recommended for everyday wear.
What Are the Various Types of Yellow Gold Jewellery?
Yellow gold fine jewellery makes for a great gift, whether for yourself or for someone special. You might consider a gold necklace, bracelet, or ring, or opt for a pair of gold diamond earrings. As another option, a yellow gold watch can serve as a classic addition to any mans ensemble. Make sure to consider the wearers style, as it can help you to gain a better idea of the type of jewellery he or she might like.
How Do I Clean Yellow Gold?
Over time and with normal wear, yellow gold accumulates dirt, grime, and body oils. To maximise the golds durability and beauty, buyers should take proper care of their jewellery. This involves periodic cleaning by using a simple household formula of liquid soap, water, and one teaspoon of clear household ammonia to generate a gold cleaner. The ammonia in particular helps to add lustre to the yellow gold. In addition, you should never use bleach or harsh detergents. Let the jewellery soak in the mixture for several minutes, depending on how heavily soiled it is, then gently brush each piece and rinse it in running hot water. Avoid using abrasive scrub brushes, as they will easily scratch the gold. Dry the jewellery with a soft, lint-free cloth or chamois. After cleaning, make sure to properly store your gold jewellery when its not in use. A simple cloth bag within a jewellery box works well for this.
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