Type of gold

Choice of karats when replating jewellery

Choice of karats when replating jewellery

When re-plating a piece of jewellery, the type of gold is important to consider to understand what colour it will have. 

The higher the karat of the gold, the purer it is, and the more vibrant the yellow color will be. 

24 karat
A deep sunset yellow hue. 

22 karat
A beeswax-yellow hue. 

18 karat
A buttery yellow hue, considered the most classic gold. 

14 karat
A cool, subdued yellow hue. 

Our recommendation 
If you’re in doubt about what karat to go for, we generally recommend 18 karat gold for most re-platings, as its colour will generally be what most people know as a classic gold, and it will be a good match with most other jewellery pieces. 

For a more in-depth guide to comparing karat types and understanding how to pick the right karat type for your jewellery, read our Karat types guide here.

Explore our gold plated pieces in different karats

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