Karats, Carats or Carrots?

Karats, Carats or Carrots?

Let’s talk about the kind with a ‘K’!

Karats refer to the measurement of gold. We use 14 karat gold in all of our designs, be them yellow, white or rose. We also offer 18k upon request and can make any custom order in platinum as well.

The amount of karats in the material refers to the amount of raw gold in the metal. 24 karats is pure gold and the amount of pure gold in the metal decreases from there. Pure 24 karat gold is rather soft and not suitable for most jewelry design. Adding other metals makes the material stronger and can even change the color. The 14k gold we use is incredibly sturdy and will last past your lifetime.

14k gold is a mix of metals, including silver, copper, zinc and nickel depending on which color gold you are trying to attain. Yellow gold is mixed with silver, copper and zinc, while white gold ads silver, zinc and nickel. Rose gold uses silver and copper to create the desired pink tone. Slight differences in the percentages may occur but typically there is over 58% of pure gold in your 14k gold piece. The remainder being a mixture of the above metals to achieve the desired tone.

If you would like to place a custom order, we are more than happy to create any of our designs or a custom design in a higher gold weight. Please reach out below with any questions or feel free to email us at info@laneandlanae.com.

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