Gold Plated vs. Solid Gold Jewelry
Have you been perusing our website and noticed that we have gold plated grillz and you’re not quite sure what that means? Are you wondering what the difference is between jewelry made of solid gold vs. gold plated? If you’ve ever wanted to know the distinction and how this would affect the quality, price and durability, then you should definitely continue reading this article.
Twenty-four carat gold jewelry is made of solid 100% pure gold. When a piece of jewelry is stamped with 24k you know that it is pure gold. The level of pure gold is measured according to the carat standard. The amount of gold in an item decreases as the number of carats decrease. Solid 14k and 18k gold jewelry contain mostly pure gold, will do have other metals mixed in, like copper in order to make the jewelry stronger and less likely to bend or scratch.
Pros & Cons of Jewelry Made of Solid Gold
Twenty-four carat solid gold jewelry pieces are soft and can easily bend and sustain dents. This is why solid gold is not usually a great choice when it comes to rings because the gold prongs and loop will loosen much faster than most other metals. However, jewelry that has been gold plated is much stronger than jewelry made of solid gold, which means gold-plated pieces can handle everyday abuse much better.
Anything made of solid gold, especially jewelry, is very expensive because it’s so valuable. Gold-plated jewelry is much less expensive than solid gold jewelry, but will hold up a lot better over the long term. The advantage solid gold jewelry has over gold-plated is that it will not tarnish since it is pure gold. When you have gold-plated jewelry, the metal beneath the surface will tarnish and come through to the surface causing discoloration, so it will need to be cleaned on a very regular basis to maintain its shine.
Which Works Best For You, Solid Gold Or Gold-Plated Jewelry?
The decision as to which type of gold jewelry to buy depends on what it is that you’re looking for exactly. We can give you suggestions as to how this relates to gold teeth grillz, which happen to be extremely popular among the hip hop crowd these days. Gold teeth are custom made from a mold of the person’s teeth and mouth. Wearing a piece of jewelry on your teeth presents a unique challenge in maintaining the shape and strength of the jewelry. The mouth is naturally moist and certain acids from food can damage the gold tooth. In deciding whether solid gold teeth would be better than having 14k gold-plated teeth will depend on how long you intend to wear the grillz for and of course how much money you have to spend.
Solid gold teeth will give you a beautiful shiny smile and won’t ever decay. The problem is that the gold is extremely soft so that it will bend in your mouth over time. However, gold-plated grillz are much more sturdy. They’re also just as shiny because the surface is plated with gold. One disadvantage is that gold-plated teeth don’t tend to last as long as solid gold teeth because the metal beneath will tarnish over time. If you’re on a budget you can order gold-plated teeth that are premade for just $9.99. Solid gold teeth will cost you hundreds of dollars, so you can see that the premade gold-plated teeth are a real bargain. Order your teeth now at Rois D’or before we run out.