Understanding Carat Stamps
The term carat refers to the gold content of a metal. It measures the proportion of fine yellow gold to the other metal alloys it is mixed with. Similarly the term carat also refers to measuring the weight of diamonds and other gemstones.
The remainder of the metals is made up of a combination of different alloys such as platinum, palladium, nickel, copper, or silver. By combining different alloys we create unique metal types e.g. white or pink gold, while adjusting the carat.
Jewellery can be made in any carat of metal. The higher the carat, the softer and more expensive the metal, as it contains more pure gold.