Hardness of Gold, - misconceptions!

Written by Stuart Noble

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24 kt is pure gold, with no other metals. 18 kt is 18 parts gold and 6 parts total of silver and copper. (75.0% gold) 14 kt is 14 parts gold and 10 parts total of silver and copper. (58.3%) 10 kt is 10 parts weight of gold to 14 parts of other metals. (41.6%)

Because Gold is so much heavier thanrepparttar other metals,repparttar 138709 actual amount of gold, by volume, inrepparttar 138710 different alloys is much less.

10 kt = 41% by weight and 24% by volume. 14 kt = 58.55 by weight and 39% by volume. 18 kt = 75% by weight and 61% by volume.

Which is best?

We always produce items, which are designed to be Heirlooms and as such are made to last for many generations. Whether it is 10, 14 or 18 kt, it is certainly not going to wear out. My favourite is, however, 18 kt gold. It isrepparttar 138711 hardest wearing, looks good and is almost 40% heavier than 10 kt gold, so feels as gold should, - solid, and heavy!

10 kt and 14 kt alloys also make very nice items.

It usually comes down to price, with 10kt gold being around halfrepparttar 138712 price of 18 kt gold.

The choice is yours!!

The Author, a Scot, is Stuart Noble, the founder and Chief Executive of the Scottish Heirloom Company, manufacturing jewelers, specializing in the production of Scottish Family Crest Jewellery. You can publish this article if the author's byline is included and all links are hyperlinked.

The hidden costs of Calling cards

Written by Chris Lipthorpe

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Amongst all ofrepparttar special offers and discounts there are some winners and losers, but most often there are tricks we are unaware of which make us a losers without even realizing it.

The only genuinely truthful calling card that I am aware of isrepparttar 138337 Elephant cards by speaknspeak. It offers •True minutes as described •No connection charges •No daily maintenance charges •No hidden charges

The Elephent calling card is currently only available from www.speaknspeak.com

An IT analyst with interest in fairness for consumer advice

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