(Closed) 10k vs 14k Gold

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
Member
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

14k all the way. 10k will be very pale and is really the low end for fine jewelery. Really id opt for 18! But if not def 14.

Post # 3
Member
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

View original reply
MrsT2009:  14kg should be fine for most hands-on-jobs. I currently work in a brewery and my ering is 14k white gold and I’ve banged it against kegs a few times (woops!) and amd generally rough on it, with no visible damage after 6 months. I specifically choose 14 over 18 for the hardness.

I agree with 

View original reply
MrsBuesleBee:  if you want the classic look go for at least 14kg. The color really changes when you go lower than 12 IMO

Post # 4
Member
3302 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I actually think 18kt looks the best. I wouldn’t get 10kt. I have worn my original gold engagement ring for many years without incident. Oddly rnough I have had platinum that has bent out of shape which is why I stick with 18kt.

Post # 5
Member
10570 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’ve heard that since silver prices are up that many jewelers are using more copper in their gold which is making 10k a darker richer color. Of course this can vary from jeweler to jeweler. 

Post # 6
Member
1717 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

View original reply
MrsT2009:  this is a great question! I actually really like the buttery color of the 10ct but I’m afraid it’s too soft for everyday. Plus, I keep thinking it will clash with basically everything. (who has anything 10ct theses days?) 
Still, love the color (especially when brushed)

 

Post # 7
Member
7735 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

The difference in hardness between 10K and 14K is negligible, and I’d never forego gold content for durability. Like MrsBuesleBee said, I’d choose 18K as it is the standard for fine jewelry. 10K gold, depending on the alloy can actually tarnish or discolour and it can discolour the skin for some people. A 10K piece contains only 41.7% gold; it is mostly alloy.

Post # 8
Member
1717 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

View original reply
echomomm:  Good to know!

 

Post # 9
Member
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would go with 14k personally. 

Post # 10
Member
2503 posts
Sugar bee

14k is not considered “soft”. also, 10k is not really gold – it’s more alloys than gold in it. if you’re concerned about softness, just stay away from 18k – but you should be perfectly fine with 14k

Post # 11
Member
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Personally, I like 10k gold better. I like the fact that its pale and not so yellow compared to the 14k or even 18k.

The topic ‘10k vs 14k Gold’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors