A pure gold bead is one that is not alloyed with other materials such as metal. A pure gold bead is also one that are not mixed with other materials that are designed to look like the real thing and can even be indistinguishable from the real thing, and is rarer than most precious metals. Pure gold is considered the most precious by many people, but in a price-compared standpoint it is just behind diamonds. However, it is a relative rarity, only being found in very few pieces of jewelry.
Pure gold is a precious metal that cannot be manufactured into jewelry, because gold cannot be chemically altered in the lab. There are some processes that can be used to make gold, but all that changes are the molecular properties. A pure gold bead is one that is made by pure gold in its pure form and not one that has been alloyed or combined with another metal.
A karat refers to the amount of pure metal in an item, as measured by the weight of a karat. If the amount of gold in a piece is said in karats, divide the total amount of karat by 24 and multiply by 100. For example, a twenty-four karat gold bead would be the same as twenty-two karat gold, but a four-karat karat would be the same as thirty-four karat gold, but a six-karat karat would be the same as forty-two karat gold, etc.
The highest karat that gold can be is ninety-five. Anything over ninety-five karat is considered pure. Most jewelry comes with a certification stating that it contains ninety-five percent pure gold. Jewelry that is made using higher karat levels are more expensive because they cost more to create, which means the seller will be making more profit. However, you do have to be careful not to purchase a piece of jewelry with less than ninety-five percent pure gold as this will be considered poor quality and may tarnish.
In order to buy gold for jewelry, you need to know where to buy it, since gold is used in jewelry all over the world. If you are looking for pure gold jewelry, then look no further than a jewelry store. Although some jewelry shops may claim to sell pure gold, you should only buy it from reputable places. In addition, you can buy pure gold from jewelry stores that specialize in jewelries and other decorative items, but beware that you should never buy from these stores unless you know what you are buying. Jewelry stores will often sell jewelry that is made from less pure than ninety-five percent pure gold, although many jewelers will tell you that their jewelry is made from less pure than ninety-five percent.
Jewelry stores may also tell you that the jewelry is made from more than ninety-five percent pure gold. This means that the jewelry is mixed with other metals and other materials in order to make it appear to be more pure. Make sure you check the certificate you are given before you pay for your gold jewelry. If you are still unsure, then ask a clerk at the jewelry store about the different gold grades. If the store states that the jewelry is less than ninety-five percent pure, be aware that the store is selling you something that is less than pure.