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Frequently Asked Questions

What is 10 Karat Gold?

10 Karat Gold is 41.67% Pure Gold.

What is 14 Karat Gold?

14 Karat Gold is 58.33% Pure Gold.

What is 18 Karat Gold?

18 Karat Gold is 75.00% Pure Gold.

What is 22 Karat Gold?

22 Karat Gold is 91.67% Pure Gold.

What is 24 Karat Gold?

24 Karat Gold is 100% Pure Gold.

How many pennyweights in one Troy ounce?

There are 20 pennyweights in one Troy ounce.

How many grams in one Troy ounce?

There are 31.103 grams in one Troy ounce.

How many Troy ounces in 1 Kilo?

There are 32.15 Troy ounces in 1 Kilo.

How many grams in 1 Kilo?

There are 1000 grams in 1 Kilo.

How do you make white Gold?

To make gold white, you add nickel.

How do you make pink Gold?

To make pink Gold, you add copper.

Does the color affect the Karat?


Which metal is heavier, Gold or Platinum?

Platinum is heavier than gold.

What is the difference between Pure Silver and Sterling Silver?

Pure silver is 100% pure and Sterling Silver is 92.5% Pure.

What fluxes are used to melt Gold?

If its a clean scrap melt, only borax is used. If its a dirty melt, then borax is used along with silica, sodium carbonate, potassium carbonate and nitric salt.

What is used to melt Gold?

Either an induction electrical furnace or a blast gas furnace is used to melt gold.

What temperature does gold melt?

Pure gold melts at 1064 Celsius.

What temperature does Platinum melt?

Pure platinum melts at 1768.3 Celsius.

What is a crucible made of?

A crucible is made of graphite with clay as a binder.

What is an assay?

An assay is a chemical analysis used to determine the exact amount of precious metal.

Where can I find a complete "Weight Equivalent Chart"?

You can find one here.