Low Karats vs. High Karats
More purity of gold does not necessarily mean better, it simply means more pure, worth more money, and more expensive! With gold, the phrase “less is more” can certainly apply. As stated earlier, the less pure the gold is, the more alloy metals it contains, which means it’s stronger! This is good especially when it comes to jewelry as 24K gold is way too soft to make jewelry with. The lower the karats in that ring, the stronger it will be with other metals. Let’s compare lower and higher Karats:
The lower the Karat, the stronger it will be, while higher Karats will be softer.
Lower Karats are not very tarnish-resistant, but higher Karats are much more resistant to tarnishing.
Lower Karats are not worth as much monetarily, while higher Karats are worth much more as they are more pure.
Higher Karat gold will appear more yellow.
The purity of gold you should go for all depends on what you intend to use it for, if it will be subjected to a lot of force that can damage it, and your personal preferences as far as gold goes!