1. A legacy of purity
Many brides and grooms choose 18k gold as their wedding band. The quality of 18k gold gives it a richer, more brilliant color, which is one of its advantages. Since the inclusion of other metals and alloys is small, the 18k gold proportion is less likely to produce any skin issues or sensitivities.
The karat grading system is used by jewelry producers to determine the purity of gold. Lower karats such as 18k and 14k gold incorporate additional metals for greater durability, whereas 24 karat gold is hundred percent pure.
18k Gold contains around 75% of pure gold, making it less durable than 14k gold due to the higher percentage of pure gold. The softness of a metal is proportional to the amount of pure Gold it contains. The more pure gold there is in a metal, the softer it becomes. As a result, 24k gold is the softest and most susceptible to scratches and dents.
3. Brighter and richer in appearance when yellow
With its gorgeous golden color, yellow gold is coming back into fashion today. Because 18k gold contains more gold than 14k or 10k gold, the yellow-gold tint seems brighter and richer. Yellow gold is most often made out of a mix of pure gold, copper, and nickel, which gives it a bright appearance. Yellow gold is the brightest of the three gold colors: white, yellow, and rose gold.
4. A beautiful silvery appearance when White
White gold seems to be the most popular choice for engagement rings, and it's easy to understand why. The color of this metal, which has a magnificent silvery look, is actually a blend of metals such as silver, palladium, and nickel.
5. Elegant in Price
The price of 18k gold is higher than 14k gold because it contains a higher percentage of pure gold. The cost of 18k gold will also vary depending on the style of setting you select. For example, Cesca • Three Stone Oval Engagement Ring Illusion Set in 18k gold costs $1,480.00 versus $1,350.00 in 14k gold. However, 14k gold is less expensive than 18k gold and will save you a few hundred dollars. Choose 18k white gold over platinum if you want a ring with a gorgeous silver tint.
Our Adriana • GIA Natural Diamond Ring will cost 3,499.00$ in 18k white gold, 3,199.00$ in 14k white gold, and 3,499.00$ in platinum. But keep in mind that each metal has advantages and disadvantages, and the cheapest option isn't always the best. Furthermore, choosing a lab-grown diamond can additionally save you up to 40% on the diamond, which can then help you to use that money to afford a more extravagant setting or a diamond of higher-quality.