14k Gold vs. 18k Gold: Which Is Right For Me?

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14k Gold vs. 18k Gold: Which Is Right For Me?

Gold remains one the most popular choices for engagement ring settings, and an excellent choice for a look that’s both timeless and affordable. You may be wondering “should I choose 14k or 18k gold for my engagement ring”?

Pure gold is too soft for everyday wear and would not stand the test of time as an engagement ring setting. The gold in your engagement ring setting is mixed with other metals, such as silver, copper, nickel and and zinc to make your jewelry more durable. The karatage refers to the percentage of pure gold in the alloy: 18k gold contains 75% gold, 14k gold contains 58.3% gold.

14k gold is more affordable than 18k since it contains less pure gold in the metal, and because it contains a higher percentage of alloyed metals provides more durability and resistance to wear and tear. 14k gold can be an excellent choice for those with more active lifestyles.

18k gold has a brighter and more vivid appearance. Curious what 14k and 18k golds look like side by side? We’ve got you covered. See below for a comparison of 14k and 18k white, yellow and rose gold engagement rings.

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14k White Gold Engagement Ring

14k white gold solitaire engagement ring, featuring a 2.61 oval lab grown diamond, ring size: 5

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18k White Gold Engagement Ring

18k white gold solitaire engagement ring, featuring a 2.35ct emerald cut lab diamond center stone

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14k Yellow Gold Engagement Ring

14k yellow gold solitaire engagement ring, featuring a 1.74 carat emerald cut east-west set lab grown diamond, ring size: 7

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18k Yellow Gold Engagement Ring

18k yellow gold four prong solitaire engagement ring, featuring a 1.51 carat round lab diamond, ring size: 7

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14k Rose Gold Engagement Ring

14k Rose Gold Engagement Ring

14k rose gold diamond band engagement ring, featuring a 2.01 carat pear lab grown diamond, ring size: 7

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18k Rose Gold Engagement Ring

18k rose gold solitaire engagement ring featuring a 2.86 asscher cut lab grown diamond, ring size: 4

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