Gold Jewelry

We purchase all gold jewelry. Markings for gold jewelry are included below:

10k 14k 18k or 10kp 14kp 18kp

K = Karat


KP = Karat Plumb (exact amount of gold)

Decimal equivalents of karat ratings:

.375 = 9K (England and Canada)

.417 = 10K


.500 = 12K


.583 (.585) = 14K


.625 = 15K


.667 = 16K


.750 = 18K


.833 = 20K (Asia)


.917 = 22K (Asia)


.999 (1000) = 24K pure gold

Items that do not contain gold have the following markings:

K.P. = Karat Plate


GF = Gold Filled (heavy plating), usually has a fraction, i.e., 1/20 10K GF


GS = Gold Shell


HGE = Heavy Gold Electroplate

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