The Difference of 10K Gold

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“The first striking thing about 10K gold is it contains more [metal] alloy than gold. It has 41.7% gold and 58.3% alloy.”1 So what does this mean? 10K gold is going to be significantly cheaper when comparing it to 14, 18 or 24K gold. It is not the purest form of gold, but that doesn’t mean people won’t want to buy or even use it for scrap gold. Perhaps one of the best benefits of buying 10K gold is the fact it is a lot more durable, but it does tarnish quicker due to the presence of other metals. With the proper care, however, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.  In the end, 10K gold is perfect for people who want to buy a piece of jewelry without breaking their bank. To the naked eye, the difference in color between 10K, 14K, and 18K is very difficult to notice, if at all; only a specialist will be able to spot the difference in gold.

Weighing Your Gold

If you are starting to think now is the time to sell your 10K gold, but aren’t sure how much it is worth, there are plenty of places that can help you if they have the proper tools. Before anything else, you should conduct a little research, look up the value of 10K gold in today’s market or you can use a gold price calculator. At GoldFellow, we take pride in making sure you get the accurate price of gold for cash in return.

Examining Your Gold

When you are trying to determine how much your 10K gold is worth, you should still take it to a professional who will examine your ring for you. Precious stones, such as diamonds on the band, can increase the value of gold jewelry you are trying to buy, or maybe your 10K gold ring has some wear and tear and no one wants to buy it. At GoldFellow, your gold is always valuable to us, regardless of the condition it’s in, and we make sure you cash for your 10K gold.

Contact our gold experts at GoldFellow to learn more about how we determine the value of your gold and see how easy it is to get cash for your gold.

Sources:

  1. Your Diamond Teacher – Differences Between 10K, 14K, and 18K Yellow Gold