Karat Weight of Gold Beads

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Gold Beads and other Beadwork topics.

Gold beads are measured in karats. What is a karat?

Karat Weight of Gold Beads

The value of gold beads is measured in karats. A karat was originally the weight of a seed of the Mediterranean carob tree. Today karat has two meanings: (1) 200 milligrams, or 3,086 grains troy, used for measuring the weight of gemstones; (2) a measure of the amount of gold per 24 parts of gold ally. Thus, 24-karat gold beads are pure, and 18-karat gold is ¾ gold and ¼ other metal. At the bottom of the spectrum are metallic finish glass gold beads.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Beadwork Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Tammi Reynolds