Solid gold (Jewelry)
Solid gold refers to 24 karat gold, or fine/pure gold. In 1967 the Federal Trade Commission approved the use of the term solid gold for items that are not hollow and are made of gold alloys. These articles must have a fineness of at least 10k.
Solid gold will not rust, but frequent use can cause it to lose some of its original luster and accumulate smudges and dirt.
Solid GoldFine gold or gold of 24 karat. The term "solid gold" should not be applied to articles of lesser quality. Sterling SilverMust be 925/1000 (92.5%) fine silver and 75/1000 (7.5%) copper. This proportion is fixed by law.
Chain: Viridian Gold carries 14K and 10K solid gold chain in a variety of popular styles. Chain may be worn by itself, or with a pendant or slide. For typical length uses, see table under Chain length below.
Be careful of phrases such as "solid gold plate" or "gold-filled". Though these sound okay at first, careful consideration of their true meaning shows them to be very misleading.
Muslim pieces were rarely made of solid gold, but were hollow and filled with lac, a dark red, transparent resin.
These two-tone rings are solid gold, over sterling silver. The rings, featured by Camelot Bridal, are made from two seamless die-struck pieces and fused together to create a comfortable, durable and substantial ring.
Usually there is a simple prong setting, along with a solid gold or platinum band. The most popular stone shapes for solitaire rings include round, princess, emerald, marquise cushion, heart, pear and oval.
The wealth and power of the Mycenaean civilization was well documented in Homer's Iliad, where King Agamemnon led the Greek army against Troy. The solid gold funeral mask known as the "Mask of Agamemnon" (below, left) was found within the shaft ...
Vermeil: (Vehr-MAY) A substantial amount of real gold which has been chemically bonded to sterling silver. The finish looks so much like solid gold that, except for the price, it is difficult to tell the difference.
Commonly, the amount of gold used must make up at least 5% of the total weight and all exterior portions are solid gold. Most gold-filled jewelry pieces tend to be 18Kt, but every piece of Gold-Filled jewelry should be labeled with its Karatage.
Although not solid gold, this method produces items that wear well over time. Rolled gold pieces are often marked rolled gold plate, "RG" or "RGP". The proportion of gold is identified by weight in terms of total metal content (e.g. 1/20).
However, in an advisory opinion dated June 13, 1967, the Federal Trade Commission held that "solid gold" may be used to describe articles that do not have a hollow center and that have a fineness of 10 karat or more.
almost always alloyed with other metals since gold in its pure form is very soft and malleable, and would not wear well by itself. Much gold jewelry from the 19th century and before is not marked. Tests must be done to determine if it is solid gold ...