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585 gold jewelry

585 alloy information

Gold jewelry, which is hallmarked with a 585 gold grade mark, can come in different metal shades and degrees of hardness.

14 carat yellow gold: 585 yellow gold alloys typically consist of copper and silver in addition to 58.5% fine gold. The gold color may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer, the required degree of hardness, the exact color shade selected by the goldsmith and the surface treatment.

14 carat red gold: 585 red gold alloys typically consist of 58.5% fine gold and copper and only a small, if not non-existent, proportion of silver. The naturally reddish copper influences the color of the alloy dominantly into red. The red gold color can vary slightly depending on the manufacturer, the required degree of hardness, the exact color nuance selected by the goldsmith and the surface treatment. In the case of lighter red gold, one also speaks of rose gold or rose jewelry.

14 carat white gold: 585 white gold alloys typically consist of 58.5% fine gold and silver and either nickel or palladium. The naturally metallic silver-colored silver, nickel or palladium influences the color of the alloy dominantly towards white / silver. The shade of white gold can vary slightly depending on the manufacturer, the alloy composition used, the required degree of hardness, the exact shade selected by the goldsmith and the surface treatment. White gold jewelry is often coated with a thin layer of rhodium after production in order to achieve an evenly beautiful surface shine.

The hardness of 585 alloys can e.g. B. through the use of so-called spice metals such as manganese and through different processing methods (rolling, heating, quenching, hardening) for different areas of application.