The secret of gold
People have always been interested in gold. The name of this mineral resource can be found in the Bible and ancient manuscripts. It's a pirate's treasure and an ingredient in microcircuits. Some believe that gold is dangerous, others think that it has mysterious and magical properties. Anyway, no one is indifferent to this famous and precious metal.
When we hear the word "gold," we immediately think about the warm yellow color, because it is the color of old jewelry, Olympic cups and royal crowns. But a hundred years ago, British jewelers knocked the precious metal off the pedestal and white gold was born. The cold color trend lasted until the end of World War II, after which people wanted traditional luxury in the style of "la dolce vita." Then bohemian hippies, aggressive punks and supporters of the space revolution again became interested in white gold. Diamond fashion required an emphasis on stone and the popularity of ice color increased, but thanks to the hedonism of hip-hop singers and the luxury of fashion designers of the 2000-s (in particular, Versace and Roberto Cavalli), the classical warm color returned to jewelry Olympus.
What is a karat?
Karat (K) is the world term used to measure the gold purity. The higher the karat, the purer the gold.
24K gold is also called pure gold (99.95%) and there is no higher form of gold than 24K. However, 24 karat gold is rarely used in making jewelry, because pure gold is too soft and can be easily damaged. It is usually mixed with other metals to create alloys that are more durable and more suitable for everyday wear. The most common karats used in jewelry are 18K and 14K gold. (For example:18K gold is 75 % gold mixed with 25 % of other metals like copper, silver etc.) The Auris Jewellery brand also specializes in the production of jewelry in 18K and 14K gold.
Requirements for classic jewelry and piercing jewelry are different because the human body can be very capricious to the piercing.
With few exceptions, metals used in jewelry are alloys – solid mixtures of two or more metals. The safe chemical composition of gold includes silver, copper, platinum, palladium, or zinc. Some manufacturers also use nickel, and it can be very dangerous to people's health. Nickel is a source of skin irritation and an allergic reaction. And the Auris Jewellery brand carefully monitors the quality of gold products, so we use platinum instead, and it makes the composition absolutely hypoallergenic. Besides, each jewelry is covered with an additional layer of gold, it makes the base material less sensitive to human emissions and environmental effects. Therefore, our products can be used constantly, even during the period of piercing healing.
At the end of our gold story, we want to wish you to be attentive to your health and your jewelry. Keep in mind, we are always ready to help you with this difficult task.
And now, don’t waste your time, and go meet your «devils for the details»!