If you read the previous article about 1 karat gold you may be thinking that 1 karat gold jewelry sounds wonderful. The look and feel of gold jewelry without the hefty price tag and for some people it’s a great option. But there is something that many people do not realize when they purchase 1 karat gold jewelry. Your local jeweler will not be able to repair most 1 karat gold items that break. 1 karat gold jewelry is mostly disposable just like costume jewelry. These are not items that will be passed down form one generation to the next because they are not designed to last.
This new gold alloy looks like gold of a much higher content but it behaves very differently under the heat of a jewelers torch. For some people the hefty discount is worth the disposable nature of this new product, for others it is not. This is something that each consumer must decide for themselves. If you have any questions about gold jewelry of any karat, stop by Amoskeag Jewelers today we will be happy to help.