four·teen kar·at | ˈfȯr-ˈtēn ker-ət
A gold alloy that includes 58.5% pure gold and 41.5% alloy
Used to define the purity of gold in jewelry, 14k refers to the amount of pure gold in a particular piece. Due to gold being such a soft metal, it must often be mixed with an alloy to make it more durable. Furthermore, in addition to rhodium plating, 14k is blended with durable metals such as nickel, copper, and zinc. 14k gold is 58.5% gold and 41.5% alloy. The 14 refers to parts of 24, or karats. 14k gold is currently the most popular choice in the world for engagement rings and wedding bands.When selecting 14K gold, you have three options: white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold.These karat standards may differ in other countries. For example, in Italy and France, the minimum standard is 1BK, while in the UK, the minimum is 9K.