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Tirisi Teaches: Understanding Karats and Carats in Jewelry

Tirisi Teaches: Understanding Karats and Carats in Jewelry

When buying jewelry or choosing which beautiful pieces to invest in, you’ve likely come across the term “karat” and “carat”. But what exactly do these terms mean, and why are they important? This article will dive deep into the world of karats and carats, exploring their origins and how they play a critical role in determining the quality and value of your jewelry.

 

What is a Carat?

A carat is a unit of weight measurement used to determine the weight of diamonds or other gemstones. The term originates from a carob seed, from a carob tree where the seeds were almost all the same size and weight, which is why they are used as a unit of measurement. This is still used as a reference for weighing these precious gemstones. 

 

Diamonds and Carats:

The value of a diamond will increase when the weight of it increases. One carat is equivalent to 0.2 grams. It is important to note that carat weight does not directly relate to the size of a diamond, but other factors, such as the cut and the shape, play a role too.

 

What is a Karat?

Karat does not measure the weight but is a measurement of purity when used in gold. One whole karat is 24 parts. 24-karat gold is the most valuable because it is pure and not mixed with other metals. Gold is a very soft metal, so it is usually combined with other metals, such as copper or silver, to make it stronger and more durable in jewelry. 

 

Gold Karats:

  1. 24 Karat Gold: This is the purest form of gold known for its beautiful yellow colour. 24 Karat gold jewelry is an investment rather than everyday wear.

 

  1. 18 Karat Gold: This is 18 parts pure gold and six parts of another metal, such as copper or silver, striking a balance between purity and durability. All Tirisi Jewelry items are 18 Karat gold.

 

  1. 14 Karat Gold: This is 14 parts pure gold and 20 parts of another metal. This is highly popular for its durability and affordability. It’s often used in various jewelry designs, from rings to necklaces.

 

 

Understanding the difference between carats and karats will help you make informed decisions about future jewelry purchases. 18 Karat gold pieces from Tirisi Jewelry resemble the perfect balance. Your jewelry is a reflection of style and a symbol of enduring value. So, the next time you’re shopping for that perfect piece, let karats and carats guide you towards an investment that will shine for generations.

 

Find your nearest Tirisi Retailer today and explore the magical Tirisi Jewelry and Tirisi Moda Collections! 

With love,
Tirisi

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