Are you excited to buy your next (or first) gold jewelry piece? Here is what you want to know about buying gold jewelry online or at your local jewelry store.

 

What You Want to Pay Attention to When Buying Gold Jewelry

 

What is a Karat?

A “carat” is a unit used to measure the weight for diamonds and gemstones. A “karat”, when referring to gold, is a unit of gold purity. 24-karat gold is pure gold, however lower karats are mixed with other metals like alloy, silver, or copper. 24-karat gold is the softest of all the gold karats because it is pure gold. Adding other metals add to the jewelry’s strength.

“Karat” originated from a German gold coin called a mark, which was extremely common a thousand years ago. A mark weighed 24 carats (4.8 grams), and pure gold. The term stuck around, and is recognized globally.

What are Karat Weights?

  • 24-karat: 24 parts gold + 0 added metals
  • 22-karat: 22 parts gold + 2 parts added metals
  • 18-karat: 18 parts gold + 6 parts added metals
  • 14-karat: 14 parts gold + 10 parts added metals
  • 10-karat: 10 parts gold + 14 parts added metals

If a piece of jewelry is made of 18 parts gold + 6 parts copper= 18-karat rose gold.

At Joseph’s Jewelry, we carry numerous elegant gold jewelry pieces catering to every budget, and desired style. We are here to help residents in Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie to find your perfect jewelry piece, complete a jewelry set, or make a custom jewelry design as unique as you are! We will also buy your gold and silver jewelry pieces or repair and restore your jewelry and watches whether or not they were purchased through us. Come in anytime to check out our unique gold and diamond rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and Citizen Eco Drive watches in stock for a celebration, last-minute gift, or spontaneous surprise.

Your Perfect Engagement Ring Is Waiting for You at Joseph’s Jewelry!

Bridal Jewelry

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Your Perfect Engagement Ring, Bridal Sets, and more are waiting for You at Joseph’s Jewelry at lower prices than ever before!

Your Perfect Engagement Ring Is Waiting for You at Joseph’s Jewelry!

Wedding Jewelry

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Your Perfect Wedding Ring, Wedding Bands, and more are waiting for You at Joseph’s Jewelry at lower prices than ever before!

Joseph’s Jewelry collections are your only stop for all your Fashion Jewelry needs.

Fine Jewelry

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Fine fashion jewelry is always the perfect gift for that someone special, Joseph’s Jewelry collections are your only stop for all your needs.

Joseph’s Jewelry carrys the Citizen Eco-Drive & The Citizen Signature collection

Timepieces

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At Joseph’s Jewelry we carry the Citizen Eco-Drive & The Citizen Signature collection of the largest recognized watch manufacturer worldwide.

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