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Solid Gold FAQs

We take pride in using high quality materials such as 14K or 18K Solid Gold in our fine jewellery and lab-grown collection. 
You are getting jewellery that will NOT fade or tarnish, is sweat- & shower-proof.

Unveiling the Radiance of 14K and 18K Solid Gold: Your Comprehensive Guide

In the captivating world of fine jewellery, the gleam of 14K (also known as Au585) and 18K (Au750) solid gold stands as an emblem of timeless allure and lasting quality. From their radiant charm to their nuanced compositions, these gold varieties have captured the hearts of jewellery aficionados. In this guide, we delve into the intricacies of 14K and 18K solid gold, addressing your FAQs and illuminating the differences between solid gold, gold plating, and their purer counterparts.

Understanding the Gold Spectrum: 14K vs. 18K Solid Gold

14K Solid Gold: A Delicate Balance of Strength and Beauty

14K solid gold, renowned for its resilience, boasts an alloy composition of 58.3% pure gold, blended harmoniously with durable metals. This blend imparts a remarkable balance between strength and elegance, ensuring that your cherished pieces withstand the test of time. Notably, 14K solid gold often exhibits a delightful champagne hue, a tad more subdued than the vibrant yellow of higher purities.

18K Solid Gold: A Luxurious Embrace of Purity

18K solid gold takes purity to a higher level with an alloy composition of 75% pure gold. This blend grants a lustrous elegance, making 18K solid gold a luxurious choice for exquisite pieces. While slightly softer than 14K solid gold due to its increased gold content, 18K pieces showcase a refined and radiant appearance that's truly captivating.

Solid Gold vs. Gold Plating: A Distinctive Difference

Solid gold differs vastly from gold plating. While solid gold encompasses the entire piece, retaining its brilliance over time, gold plating involves a thin layer of gold applied onto a base metal. The longevity and durability of solid gold make it a cherished investment, whereas gold plating may fade or wear off over time.

The Intricacies of 24K Pure Gold: Not Ideal for Jewellery

The allure of 24K pure gold, captivating as it is, isn't suitable for jewellery crafting due to its softness. Jewellery requires a certain level of durability to withstand the rigors of daily wear. The blend of other metals in 14K and 18K solid gold elevates their strength, allowing them to shine as resplendent symbols of elegance and endurance.

Caring for Your Solid Gold Jewellery: FAQs

How Durable is Solid Gold?

Solid gold, whether 14K or 18K, is designed to withstand everyday wear. Its alloy composition enhances its durability, ensuring that your pieces remain radiant for years. However, 18K solid gold may be slightly softer due to its higher gold content.

How Do I Clean and Care for Solid Gold Jewellery?

Cleaning your solid gold jewellery is simple. Gently wipe with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove dirt and oils. For a deeper clean, you can create a mild soapy solution using warm water and dish soap. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive materials. Proper storage in separate pouches or compartments also prevents scratches.

Can I Wear Solid Gold Jewellery Daily?

Absolutely! Solid gold's durability makes it perfect for daily wear. The material is safe with sweat, showers and can withstand 24/7 wear. Just be careful with delicate stone settings and delicate chains if you live a very active lifestyle. Whether you're adorning yourself with an elegant necklace or a cherished ring, solid gold jewellery offers enduring beauty that aligns with your lifestyle. 

In Conclusion: A Symphony of Brilliance and Choice

In the realm of fine jewellery, the choice between 14K and 18K solid gold represents an exquisite spectrum of personal expression. Whether you're drawn to the timeless strength of 14K or the luxurious purity of 18K, each variety encapsulates a chapter of your unique story.

At Lady Estere, we embrace the nuances of gold varieties, offering a curated selection that resonates with your discerning taste. Our pieces are more than just adornments; they're reflections of your style, values, and an enduring connection to the brilliance of craftsmanship. As you wear these treasures, remember that the allure of gold goes beyond its shimmer - it's an embodiment of the brilliance that radiates from within.

    Are your materials ethical? 

    • As a home-based business, we are constantly trying our best to do what's right for the environment and our customers. This is a learning process, and we are iterating along the way, as we gain more experience in the field.
    • Our sourcing options are limited due to the small size and bargaining power of our business, but we take extra steps to source from reputable suppliers around the world, who have been in the industry for many years. Traceability to the originating mine is not always possible technically, but we hope this will change with technology advancement and as processes mature. 
    • We recognize the challenges associated with providing precious metals in a responsible manner, and work with our suppliers to ensure the jewelry is produced in the most ethical way possible. 
    • Our commitment is to source for recycled materials where feasible, and are happy to see more consumers who are conscious about their buying decisions. 

    Small efforts go a long way

    • One of the ways we try to protect the environment is by ensuring minimal wastage of packaging. We will provide all our customers with bags for storage of jewelry. All items from the same order will be packed in a single box if possible.


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