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Om Jewellers’ Exclusive: Exploring the Difference Between 22K and 24K Gold

Discover the intricacies of gold purity with Om Jewellers’ exclusive guide, as jewellers in Borivali shops delve into the distinction between 22K and 24K gold, demystifying the allure of these precious metals.

In the realm of gold jewellery, understanding the difference between 22K and 24K gold holds paramount importance for our audience of jewellery enthusiasts. While both variants exude undeniable beauty, their distinct properties cater to diverse preferences and requirements.

Imagine selecting the perfect gold jewellery piece, only to realize later that its purity doesn’t align with your expectations. Consider this scenario: you’re choosing an engagement ring for your partner and want to ensure its lasting value. According to the Oxford Gold Group, the purity of gold significantly impacts its intrinsic worth. By exploring this article, readers gain clarity on the nuances of gold purity, empowering them to make informed decisions when investing in gold jewellery.

As our Borivali jewellers embark on this journey of discovery, let us unravel the mysteries surrounding 22K and 24K gold, shedding light on their respective characteristics and applications.

Understanding Gold Karats

When it comes to purchasing exquisite gold jewellery, one of the most important factors to consider is the karat of the gold. Karats are used to measure the purity of gold, with pure gold being 24 karats. However, in reality, pure gold content is too soft for everyday wear and is often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength.

The Distinction Between Karats of Gold: The primary difference between 22K and 24K gold lies in their purity levels. While 24K gold is considered pure gold, with a composition of 99.9% gold, 22K gold contains around 91.7% gold, making it slightly less pure. The remaining percentage in 22K gold consists of alloyed metals, making it suitable for everyday wear.

In terms of appearance, 24K gold has a bright, yellow hue and is softer compared to 22K gold. On the other hand, 22K gold has a slightly duller shade due to the presence of alloyed metals, but it is more durable and resistant to scratches and dents. To know the current gold rates of 22k and 24k gold, contact our Borivali jewellers. The current gold rate always depends on the market value. Now let’s get into the applications of 22k and 24-karat gold.

Applications of 22K and 24 K Gold

The differences in purity and composition between 22K gold and 24K gold also affect their applications in jewellery craftsmanship. 24K gold is often used for intricate designs or delicate pieces like gold necklaces that are not subjected to everyday wear and tear, as its softness makes it more prone to damage.

On the other hand, 22K gold is a popular choice for durable jewellery pieces such as gold rings, gold bracelets, and gold earrings that are worn regularly. The alloyed metals in 22K gold provide a higher level of durability, making it suitable for everyday use.

Comparing Gold Alloys

Gold is a precious metal that has been treasured for its beauty and value for centuries. When it comes to jewellery, gold is often alloyed with other metals to increase its durability and strength. Two common gold purity levels for alloys are 22 karat (22K) and 24 karat (24K), each with its unique characteristics.

22K gold contains 91.6 percentage of gold, with the remaining 8.4% made up of other metals. This composition gives 22K gold a rich, and vibrant colour. In contrast, 24K gold is 99.9% pure gold and is known for its bright yellow hue. However, due to its softness, 24K gold is not typically used for everyday jewellery.

Evaluating Gold Investments

When it comes to investing in gold, there are several factors to consider, including the purity of the gold. One of the main differences between various types of gold is the karat, which refers to the percentage of pure gold in a piece of jewellery or bullion. Om Jewellers offers both 22K and 24K gold jewellery, each with its own unique characteristics and investment potential.

In terms of investment options, 24K gold may hold a higher intrinsic value due to its purity, making it a good option for long-term investments. However, 22K gold also has its appeal as it combines the beauty of gold with increased strength and durability, making it a versatile choice for investment purposes. Investing in physical gold has been preserving one’s wealth and diversifying one’s investment portfolio. There are a variety of investment options apart from physical gold, like gold ETFs, digital gold and sovereign gold bonds.

In conclusion, the distinction between 22K and 24K gold lies in their purity levels, with 24K being the purest form of gold and 22K containing alloyed metals for added durability. Each piece of gold jewellery has unique characteristics and applications in jewellery making, as well as differing investment potential. Whether you prefer the pure brilliance of 24K gold or the durability of 22K gold, Om Jewellers offers a wide range of options in gold to suit your preferences and investment goals. Explore our exclusive collection today to find the perfect piece that meets your needs and reflects your style.

Call our Borivali West Jewellers at (226) 158-7000 to embark on a journey of gold exploration with Om Jewellers. Visit our jewellery shops in Borivali, Mulund, or Bandra to explore our exclusive collection of gold jewellery designs, tailored to meet your discerning tastes and preferences.


Bhavesh Jakhia

Bhavesh Jakhia, is a Director at Om Jewellers whose directorial journey commenced in 2015 upon earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Material & Supply Chain Management from PSB Academy. With over 8 years of dedicated expertise in the jewellery industry, Bhaveshji brings a distinctive edge to the field. Beyond traditional management, he possesses a profound understanding and admiration for the intricate artistry inherent in jewellery craftsmanship. Bhaveshji’s expertise in overseeing store operations and shaping innovative marketing strategies has resulted in a transformative journey for Om Jewellers. Each gold and diamond piece now breathes life, reflecting his commitment to infusing vitality and expertise into every creation.