The purest gold still used in jewelry is typically 22-carat gold. It is 91.7% pure gold and the remaining amount is made up of metals such as silver, zinc or nickel. The added metals make the texture of 22-carat gold harder and therefore more durable for making jewelry. Sorry for the delay in responding to your enquiry.
With a diamond pendant, you can choose between 18 K, 22 K or 14 K. It is never the case that the purity of the chain should be the same as that of the pendant. Both are individual jewels and both can have different individualistic characteristics. What happens if I buy an 18-carat bracelet that contains more diamonds and weighs 12 grams? If I buy today, will I get the same price as that day's rate or a smaller quantity? please answer.
The main difference between 14k and 22-carat gold is that 14k gold contains 58.3% pure gold, while 22-carat gold contains 91.7% pure gold. Therefore, when comparing the price of a 10-gram 22-carat gold coin and a 10-gram 22-carat gold jewel, only the value of gold will be common between the two. So, if your jeweler says that the gold coin you are buying is 24 carats, what they mean is that the gold is 100% pure (well, 99.95% in practical terms). The difference between 18k and 22-carat gold is that 18-carat gold contains 75% pure gold, while 22-carat gold contains 91.67% pure gold.
If the jeweler charges you 20 grams for a price of 18,000, then there's no problem because the price of 18,000 already includes the least impurity gold you buy. Although it can be used for plain gold jewelry, it is not strong enough to contain 26% of diamonds in studded jewelry (read in detail why 22-carat gold is not used in jewelry with studs). Therefore, the total price of the 16-carat gold chain weighing 48 grams would be 95,990 INR plus manufacturing costs. This is because, just like 18-carat gold contains 75% pure gold, a 14-carat gold jewel will contain 58.5% pure gold.
I want some jewelry for myself, such as gold bracelets, to know what carats of gold would be good for me in the long run.