Fashion trends come and go, and they always will. What was popular yesterday might not be popular today, so don’t feel bad if that new ring you just bought will need to sit in storage for a while. The good news is the world just needs some time and then you can wear that same ring and be “in style.” Something that will never truly die out, although it does have its ups and downs, is gold. Today it’s starting to come back! Why is that?
Even if the most popular person in Hollywood claims gold is ugly and shouldn’t be worn for the year, it’s going to hold its value. You can tuck your gold away until that trend has changed, and pull it out again without it losing any worth. While the value of other assets might fluctuate greatly, the intrinsic value of gold always remains. Having gold jewellery is a great way to diversify your investment portfolio, as it gives you something to show off in the meantime.
Different types of jewellery just give a different look and feel to the person wearing it. Gold offers a look of sophistication. If you want to look as though you are more well off than you are, you wear gold. If you want to find a piece of jewellery that’s perfect for a fancy event, you wear gold. It can be layered with other gold pieces, and goes well with pretty much everything. Lately, there have been many celebrities showing off their gold jewellery pieces, which is going to inevitably make it a trend everyone will want to try.
Many times when you look at gold jewellery, it will either be 14 karat, 18 karat or 24 karat. A karat is what measures the amount of gold in that particular alloy. It is measured out of 24 parts, so when something is 14k, it is 14 parts gold out of 24. In most cases, the higher the karat, the less durable the piece of jewellery. This is because pure gold is a soft metal. Jewelers add copper, zinc or nickel to it to give it that added strength for daily wear. If you’re looking for a durable piece of gold jewellery, 14 karat might be a great option, as would 18 karat.
In recent years when gold hasn’t been too popular, it has mostly been yellow gold that people have ignored. White gold has still been a popular choice, offering the look of silver or platinum, with a portion of the value of gold. Today, yellow gold is making its comeback, but white gold is still a popular variety as well. You can also find jewellery made of rose gold, which is a combination of pure gold with copper and silver alloys. These metals make it stronger, but also give it that rosy color it is known for. If you want some variety, gold is where it’s at!
Individuals who are allergic to other metals don’t often react to gold, which is one of the reasons it’s making a comeback. For too long, people have had allergic reactions to the nickel that is found in so many other types of jewellery. Although 14k or 18k gold might still have some nickel, the higher the quality of gold, the less chance that nickel will cause an allergic reaction. There’s also the possibility the other metals included with the gold aren’t nickel, so that would help you to avoid the issue as well.
Learning More About Gold
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