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Gold Carats (Karats) & Gold Alloys.

  • All our rings are solid gold alloy, they are not plated.
  • Our rings can be made in either 9 carat (karat) or 18 carat (karat) gold alloys, there are a few rings that are 9 ct only.
  • A Carat (karat) is the measurement of gold purity, the number of gold parts per 24. One carat is 1/24th gold or 4.1667%. 24 carat gold is pure gold metal
  • 18 Carat (karat) gold alloy has more of the gold metal and less other metals (known as alloys). 18 carat (Karat) is 75% gold metal.
  • 9 Carat (karat) gold has less gold metal and more alloys. 9 carat (karat) is 37.5% gold metal.
  • When choosing between 9 carat or 18 carat gold it is probably best to say that 18 carat gold will have a brighter luster and shine after the passing of time than 9 carat gold.
  • 18 carat gold is fractionally hard than 9 carat gold, when it is annealed during the ring making process, even though gold is a soft metal.
  • Our alloys are checked by in factory laboratories to assure each is on or above specification. All alloy combinations have the minimum or greater gold metal as specified by is carat rating.
  • The formula for the alloy combinations for each of the gold colors and there respective carat (karat) is a corporate secret. The alloy combinations are specially designed for the manufacture ring.

Nickel content in our gold alloys.

  • All our gold alloys are made in our factory.
  • The gold alloy in our rings has no nickel content at all, except our 18ct pink (rose) gold has less than 0.018%. Our 9ct pink (rose) gold has no nickel content.

Colour of gold.

  • Many rings have a choice of colour, either Yellow, White or Pink (also known as Rose gold).
  • Overlay and Multi-tone rings may be made in different colour combinations other than those depicted, please contact us.

Width of Ring.

  • Width is the measurement from edge to edge, from the edge near the hand across to the nail edge.
  • Some ring styles can be made to various widths, some are fixed width.
  • When there is a width range to choose from, the widths are in increments of 0.5 mm.

Finger size.

  • Rings are made to a specific finger size, the size range for each ring style is shown in the table from the smallest size to the largest size.
  • The size scale used is the Great Britain standard, also known as the wheat sheaf scale, it is an alfa numeric scale with half sizes. The scale starts at A going to Z with Z plus 1, 2, 3, 4, up to Z plus 5 as the largest sizes. Each half size increase is 0.2mm diameter increase.
  • If you do not know your finger size, a jeweller can measure it.
  • If you would like to buy a simple and easy to use ring finger sizer click here.
  • Need to convert your finger size, see the ring sizing conversion guide click here.

Tips to measuring your ring finger.

  • Measure your finger when it is warm. A cold finger is smaller than a warm finger. You don't want your ring too tight.
  • Don't measure your finger at the beginning of the day, your fingers are bigger after you have been upright with your hands down for a while. It is better to measure at the end of a day.
  • At a jewellery shop, they would have a ring sizing set with a ring made of metal for each ring size, by sliding each metal ring over, going up and down in size until the best fit is found.

Thickness of a ring.

  • Ring styles are made to a specific thickness measured in millimeters, from inside against the finger outward.
  • Some ring styles may have different widths to choose from, but the thickness does not change.
  • When a ring has variations in thickness across the ring the thickness given is an average.

What is stamped inside your ring.

  • There will be a stamp either 375 or 750 meaning the ring is either 9 carat gold for 375 or 18 carat gold for 750.
  • There will be a stamp that is the manufactures identification mark.

Manufacturing of our rings.

  • The rings are made in Australia and New Zealand, by the most up to date and sophisticated machinery. The machines use current technology diamond cutting methods, some man guided by operators with many years experience, others by high tech computers.
  • The factory produces many tens of thousands rings every year.
  • The designs created are innovative, and are destined to be copied (unfortunately) by others.

Further Questions.