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22k gold jewelry. 22k gold earrings with rose cut diamonds

Can You Wear 22k Gold Everyday?

Absolutely! 22k gold jewelry is durable enough for everyday wear if given the proper care and attention. It’s important to understand the metal so that you know how to look after your high karat jewelry. What differentiates 22k gold from 18k or 14k is how much pure gold it contains. Gold karat (and its value) is determined by how many of its 24 parts are pure gold and how many parts are made up of other metals or alloys such as copper, silver, nickel, and zinc. And while due to its purity 22k gold is softer than lower karat golds, if handled with care it can be worn on a daily basis.

22k gold is composed of 22 parts gold and two parts other metals or alloys. Also known as 916 gold, 22k gold contains 91.67% pure gold. Although still considered a soft metal, in comparison to 24k gold, 22k gold is harder and more durable due to the inclusion of these other components. Since 24k is 100% pure gold, it is very soft and many find it impractical for daily wear as it scratches and dents very easily.

22k gold diamond earrings - luxury diamond earrings
22k gold rose cut diamond earrings

 

22k gold jewelry -Sivivon Diamond Necklace
22k gold sivivon diamond necklace

Tips for caring for 22k gold jewelry

Be mindful of the following practices to help maintain the beauty of 22k gold and prevent scratches and nicks on your jewelry.

  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Never let perfumes, household cleaners, or lotions get anywhere near your high karat gold jewelry. These substances can damage the metal and dull its shine over time.
  • Storage: When not wearing your 22k gold pieces, be sure to store them in a soft pouch or lined jewelry box to prevent scratches. Never put 22k gold jewelry inside your pocket or leave it lying around. The metal can resist only gentle friction, anything more may create nicks or dents.
  • Regular Cleaning: Gently clean your gold jewelry with warm water and mild soap. Take a soft brush to lightly scrub the metal. Only use a soft cloth to dry the piece or simply air dry.

What distinguishes 22k gold is that it exudes a rich glow that lower karat metals do not – remember that the gold is 91.67% pure. That’s why jewelry made from 22k gold is considered more alluring and exclusive than lower karat golds that are used for commercial jewelry. It’s a breed of classic jewelry produced almost exclusively by luxury jewelry designers. If you decide to invest in a piece of 22k gold jewelry, just be sure to care for it properly and you will enjoy its regality for many years.

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