Not many people are familiar with 10K, 14K, and 18K gold wedding bands.
The common questions we received from our customers are:
- Which one contain more gold?
- Which one is more stronger?
- Which one is more popular or better?
- Are they real gold?
In general, if the gold content is 99.99%, we call it 24 Karat (24K) Gold. 24 out of 24 parts are pure gold.
18K gold means 18 out of 24 parts are pure gold. It contains 75% pure gold (18/24=0.75) and 25% other metals.
14K gold means 14 out of 24 parts are pure gold. It contains 58.3% pure gold (14/24=0.583) and 41.7% other metals.
10K gold means 10 out of 24 parts are pure gold. It contains 41.7% pure gold (10/24=0.417) and 58.3% other metals.
Therefore, a 18K gold wedding band contains more gold compared to the same ring in 14K gold. A 14K gold wedding band contains more gold compared to the same ring in 10K gold.
A 10K gold wedding band is stronger than the same ring in 14K. A 14K gold wedding band is stronger than the same ring in 18K. Scientifically, 10K gold is stronger than 14K or 18K but they will all get similar scratches and dents in our eyes.
In the US, 14K gold wedding bands are the most popular among other karats. Is it because 14K gold wedding bands are better than 10K or 18K?
18K gold wedding bands contains more gold so they are more expensive than 14K and 10K.
10K gold wedding bands are stronger than 14K and 18K but they contain the least gold parts.
So many people choose the medium option, which contains a good amount of gold contents and is not too soft.
Are 10K, 14K and 18K gold wedding bands real gold? Yes, all of them contain real gold but different percentages.
So which karat should I choose? If you have a preference of premium items, 18K gold is the right one. If you prefer stronger and more affordable rings, 10K gold is the right choice. If you are not so sure, you can go with 14K gold wedding bands as many people prefer them.