25th November 2019

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What does 750 mean in a ring?

18ct yellow gold (stamped 750, ie, 75% pure gold) is an alloy mixture of pure gold, and usually silver and copper. This is also a nice material to use and is well known. 18ct white gold (stamped 750, ie, 75% pure gold) is a tricky metal to work with for two reasons.

Similarly, what does KY mean for a ring?

K is for karat, which is gold purity. 24k is pure gold, 18k is 18 parts out of 24 gold (75%), etc. When K is followed by y or w it just means yellow gold or white gold. 14ky means 14 karat yellow gold.

What does 18kp mean on a ring?

"P" or "Plumb" is simply an old-fashioned term that means that the piece has a gold content level exactly as it is stamped. In the U.S., this means that something marked 18K Plumb or 18KP must be within three parts per thousand of 18 karats.

What does 14 kt mean?

A karat (kt) is a measurement of the gold content of the metal. It's expressed as an amount out of 24. In other words, if your ring is 14kt, that means 14 parts of 24 are gold, making it 58.3 percent gold: 14 parts / 24 parts = 58.3%
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