Frequently Asked Questions
What is 9K gold?
9K gold contains only 37.5% pure gold while the other part is a mixture of metal alloy.
Does 9K gold tarnish?
The presence of more reactive metals in 9K gold makes it more susceptible to tarnishing. Oxidization takes place quicker in this kind of gold compared to 18K gold.
What are gold karats?
The measure of how pure gold is in a piece of jewelry is referred to as karats. The notation for this can be seen by the letter "K" which stands for karats.
I am allergic to most of the metals, should I purchase 9K gold?
Avoid buying it if you have metal sensitivity, to avoid chances of reacting to it.
Can I wear 9K gold jewelry everyday?
Due to its high percentage of other alloy, avoid wearing 9K gold jewelry everyday as it may tarnish quickly. Though, it can be easily polished to restore its shine.
How to clean 9K jewelry?
There are three ways to clean your gold jewelry:
1) Use a soft cloth to wipe slightly the dirt away.
2) You can usually clean it with a few drops of mild dish soap (must be free of phosphates, which tend to be too abrasive for gold) and warm water (not hot water).
3) Mix baking soda, salt and warm water to soak the products. Don't soak the products into mixing solution longer than 8 minutes. Rinse it and completely dry it afterwards.
What gold purities are there?
Gold items come in various purities:
9K gold is 37.5% pure gold
14K gold is 58.3% pure gold
18K gold is 75% pure gold
22K gold is 91.6% pure gold
24K gold is 100% pure gold