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Pure Gold is 24 carat and is extremely soft. This is why jewellery is usually constructed of 18 or 22 carat gold, not to save money, but so other harder metals can be mixed in which will strengthen the finished article and make it considerably more durable.

Our standard "Gold" finish is in fact the purest of all the gold finishes that we produce at 22 carat. It has a very rich colour because there are so little other metals added but of course this does make it the softest and therefore the most susceptible to abrasion. It is mainly used for its decorative appearance on articles which are not going to be handled, if it is liable take any wear and tear then the deposit required needs to be considerable heavier than the other gold finishes we offer and therefore more expensive.

Here at Douglas we do not deal in "gold substitutes", all our gold finishes contain the "real thing" and therefore always enhances the value of any products that pass through our processes. If you are looking for the quality of gold but with a practical durability try one of our other processes.
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