As you choose a diamond engagement ring, it is important to know the different types of precious metals available. At Livia Diamonds in Toronto, we want to provide you with the engagement ring education you need to make the best decision on the engagement ring setting that fits your unique style as a couple, and your budget.
Perhaps no other shiny substance on earth has captured our hearts more than gold. When used as the metal with a diamond engagement ring, it is stunning. Below is a breakdown of the percentage of pure gold in each of the popular karat types:
24 Karat: 99.9% pure
22 Karat: 91.7% pure
18 Karat: 75% pure
14 Karat: 58.3% pure
12 Karat: 50% pure
10 Karat: 41.7% pure
The recommended karat for a diamond engagement ring is: 10k, 14k or 18k gold.
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