The gold used in all jewelry is an alloy — meaning other metals are present for additional strength and to sway the color in a bit of a different direction. In a nutshell, 14k is 58.5% percent pure gold, 18k is 75% pure gold, and 22k is 91.75% pure gold.
Our 14k yellow gold is comprised of 58.50% yellow gold, 31.25% copper, 5.25% zinc, and 5% silver. Our 18k yellow gold is made of 75.50% yellow gold, 12% silver, 11.25% copper, and 1.25% zinc. Our 22k yellow gold is made up of 91.75% yellow gold, 5.25% silver, and 3% copper. Our 14k white gold is made of 58.50% yellow gold, 23% copper, 9.50% nickel, and 9% zinc. Our 18k white gold contains 75.50% yellow gold, 14.50 copper, 5.75% nickel, 3.50% zinc, and 0.75% silver. Our 14k rose gold is comprised of 58.50% yellow gold, 39.50% copper, and 1% each of zinc and silver. Our 18k rose gold has 75.50% yellow gold, 22.25% copper, 1.25% zinc, and 1% silver.