999 24ct Gold

Gold. When you hear the word, you probably think of jewellery. You probably think of an 18ct gold engagement ring or some other dazzling piece of jewellery. It’s unlikely that you think of pure gold. 


999 24ct gold is gold in its purest form. Unlike lower carats of gold, it is not alloyed with other metals. Because gold is so soft and 24ct gold does not have other metals to add strength to it, it isn’t usually used in jewellery. According to Diamond Banc, you can get jewellery made from 24ct gold, but this is rare as it could be easily bent or broken. 


While 24ct gold can’t be used in jewellery, it does have other uses such as gold bars, coins, medical devices and electronics. A very common use of pure gold is gold leaf where the metal is hammered so thin that it is like tissue paper. Gold leaf can be found in a wide range of skincare and make-up products, spirits, used as a garnish for food, and used in arts and crafts. You can use 24ct gold to make beautiful sculptures too; I’ve seen 24ct gold roses on more than one occasion, where the petals of the rose are made from real gold.


Because it is pure gold, 24ct gold is also the most valuable form of gold and radiates a deep yellow. Real gold is not magnetic so if you have something which claims to be 24ct gold, but it sticks to a magnet, I’m afraid to tell you, it’s fake. 24ct gold is also an unreactive metal; it doesn’t degrade or tarnish and even doesn’t dissolve in acid. 


You may not be able to use pure gold to make jewellery but 24ct gold is a beautiful metal which has its fair share of uses. If you are lucky enough to have items made from 24ct gold, you can rest assured that its quality an shine won’t fade over time. 

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