Why We Use 9 Carat Gold for Our Jewellery
Here at Lauryn Rose, it’s pretty clear for everyone to see that we absolutely love putting amazing, beautiful jewellery into the hands of loyal and passionate customers. Of all the precious metals we have on offer, there is arguing that gold is, and will probably always be, the most popular choice among all age ranges. But, we can hear you asking, if we love gold so much then why do we only offer our pieces in 9 carat? For those with some knowledge of gold, you will know that pure gold is a total of 24 carats. Now we get it; owning and wearing something that is pure gold is probably the absolute epitome of luxury, but 24 carats definitely comes with a few downsides and caveats. Here are a few important reasons why we use 9 carat gold for our jewellery rather than anything higher.
9 Carat Gold Jewellery
Pure gold might sound like the way to go, but the truth is that 24 carat gold can be very soft and therefore prone to marking and scratching with everyday wear. If you are looking for pieces of jewellery that are sturdy but still have that all important gold bling feel, then 9 carat is definitely the right choice. You don’t have to worry so much about the knocks and scratches your jewellery might experience with everyday wearing.
You don’t need us to tell you that the price of gold can be steep and intimidating sometimes. Paying for 24 carat or 18 carat pieces can often be outside of your comfortable budget, and that is when 9 carat gold can come in and save the day. Think about it this way; when you are out of the house wearing your jewellery, nobody looking at it on your body is going to be able to tell what carat it is, so as long as you are committed to keeping your accessories nice and clean and in good condition, why should you pay a bomb for 18 carat when 9 carat gold jewellery can be just as beautiful?
Due to its stronger nature in comparison to the more purer gold pieces, 9 carat gold is going to be more durable and last longer, therefore giving you more satisfaction for your money. This makes 9 carat the perfect level for buying jewellery that you are planning to wear on a daily basis, all of your favourite casual trinkets etc. It’s always nice to have a few extra special pieces in 18 carat that you can bring out on extra important occasions, but on the whole, 9 carat is definitely the way to go.
If you want to buy a gold ring with gemstones set in it, then the strength and durability of 9 carat gold makes it the best choice for this kind of jewellery. Gems can sometimes run the risk of causing contact damage to gold that is of a purer nature.
Which piece of our beautiful 9 carat gold jewellery do you have your eye on?