10K Gold vs. 14K Gold

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Everything you need to know about 10K Gold and 14K Gold

What are the differences between 10K Gold and 14K Gold?

Purity: 10K gold contains 41.7% pure gold (10 parts gold out of 24) while 14K gold is more pure, containing 58.3% pure gold (14 parts gold out of 24) and both are alloyed with other metals such as copper, zinc, or nickel.
Durability: Both last forever, never change color, are resistant to chemicals, and do not tarnish, but in terms of hardness, due to the higher percentage of gold in 14 carat, the 14 carat gold is less scratch-resistant than 10 carat.
Color: It is sometimes mistakenly said that 14K Gold is yellower than 10K Gold. But in fact, any purity of gold can be produced in different colors such as Yellow Gold, White, and Rose Gold according to the ratio of alloys that are added to them.
In other words, 1 gram of 14K White Gold has the same amount of Gold as one gram of 14K Yellow Gold. Therefore, the amount of yellowness is not an accurate parameter to determine the amount of gold in an alloy.
Price: The value of each alloy is equal to its gold amount. As a result, since the amount of pure Gold in 14 Karat Gold is more than 10 karat, its price is also higher.
It can be easily said that the intrinsic value of 1 gram of 14K Gold is 40% more than the intrinsic value of 1 gram of 10K Gold.

Are 10K Gold and 14K Gold Solid Gold?

Both 10K Gold and 14K Gold are considered solid gold, but the term “solid gold” can sometimes be misunderstood.
Let’s clarify:
The term “solid gold” is used to distinguish gold alloys from “gold-plated”, “gold vermeil”, or “gold-filled” materials. In these material types, a thin layer of gold is plated onto a base metal. In contrast, solid gold refers to items where the gold content is present throughout the entire piece, even if it’s mixed with other metals.
Therefore, both 10K gold and 14K gold are considered solid gold, with the karat number indicating the proportion of pure gold within the alloy.
All jewelry made of 10K, 14K, 18K, and 22K Gold has intrinsic value due to having a percentage of pure gold, while, none of the gold-plated, gold vermeil, and gold-filled materials have any intrinsic value. In fact, the buyer only pays for the production of jewelry when choosing gold-plated, . . . materials.

Can I wear 10K Gold and 14K Gold under the shower?

You definitely can because both are resistant to tarnishing, discoloration, and any type of chemicals.

Is 10k and 14k Gold a good investment?

Investing in gold has always been a safe and low-risk investment. A piece of jewelry made of solid gold can quickly turn into cash even after 20 years of wear and tear due to the high liquidity of gold. In addition, gold has always been a way to prevent capital loss due to inflation. So, it is recommended to always invest in solid gold rather than other materials.

How to care for 10K/14K Gold Jewelry?

Solid gold never tarnishes; the only thing that can damage the shine of jewelry made of solid gold is scratches and wear.
To protect against wear and tear, it is important to protect your gold jewelry from contact with hard objects. In addition, it is very important to use a container to store your jewelry that prevents the jewelry from touching each other and causing scratches.

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Return Policy
We hearty want you to be satisfied with your purchase and if for any reasons you are not satisfied with the item you purchased, don’t worry. We offer a 30-day return policy to ensure you have a satisfactory experience at Dana Dano Jewelry.
Please see the return instructions to see if purchased items are eligible for return

To qualify for a return:
– The item must be on its original condition that you received it (tags, box, and pouch included)
– The item must be unworn, unaltered, unused, and accompanied by the original packaging, proof of purchase, warranty and instructions
– The item must be returned within 30 days of receiving it. (After 30 days, we are unable to accept returns.)

We are unable to return the below items
– Pierces (for hygiene reasons)
– Engraved, customized and monogrammed products
– Gift cards

Shipping costs:
All shipping return charges must be pre-paid. We cannot accept C.O.D (Cash On Delivery) deliveries.

All returns will be inspected by our Quality Assurance team before we process a refund. Once our Quality Assurance team confirms that it meets our eligibility criteria, we will issue a refund to the original payment method used for the purchase. Returns and refunds will be made only subject to any applicable Consumer Law and Dana Dano General Terms and Conditions of Purchase.
We will refund you in the same way you originally paid for your purchase. Refunds will only be made to the debit/credit card or financial account used for the original purchase (in the buyer’s name), so please be aware of this if you intend to return an item that was given to you as a gift.
Please note that it may take up to 15 business days for the refund to appear on your statement.

Wrong or defective items:
If you receive a wrong or defective item, please contact our customer service team immediately, we will work with you to arrange a replacement or refund.

Please include a simple note in the box containing the reason for the return. Put the product in a suitable package so that it is not damaged during transportation. We will notify you by email as soon as we receive them.
Please mail your return to the following address:
343 Preston St, Unit 1175
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Zip code: K1S 1N4

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Whether you’re in the heart of Canada or across the seas, our commitment to providing free shipping extends to customers worldwide.
Your precious jewelry is packaged with the utmost care, ensuring it arrives at your doorstep in pristine condition. Our secure packaging reflects our dedication to delivering not just jewelry but an unwavering promise of quality. Wherever you are, we want you to experience the joy of receiving and wearing our exquisite jewelry without worrying about additional shipping costs.