When choosing the karat gold for your engagement ring or wedding ring there are many things to consider. Many people do not know the difference in karats so I thought I would write up a small blog to explain. Below you will find the differences in 10K, 14K, and 18K gold.

Gold is the most popular of all metal choices. It comes in yellow, white and rose gold. Gold also comes in different karats. ECO Diamond carries 10K, 14K, and 18K gold. The higher the proportion of gold used the more valuable the ring will be. So 18K gold is the most expensive and 10K is the least expensive gold we use in our ring settings. Gold is also measured in hardness on a scaling system called the Vickers Scale. The harder the metal, the higher the Vickers score. A 10K gold ring might have a Vickers score of around 120 where as an 18K gold ring will have a Vickers score around 125. So 18K gold is slightly harder than 10K. However if your ring is cast correctly 18K, 14K or 10K will all stand the test of time.