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Is 12K gold real?

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Is 12K gold real?
Yes, 12K gold is real, but that doesn't mean that the material is pure gold. 12K gold is actually an alloy that is 50% pure gold and 50% other metals. The resulting alloy is highly durable and resistant to scratching and fading. Its hardness makes it difficult to shape into rings, so most 12K gold jewelry consists of necklaces and earrings. On 1stDibs, explore a wide variety of gold jewelry.
1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
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Cabochon Sapphire Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Cabochon Sapphire Necklace A white and yellow gold necklace set with eight cabochon sapphires. Approximate Sapphire weight: 23.12 carats Approximate Length: 15" Approximately weig...
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20th Century Unknown Choker Necklaces

Materials

Sapphire, 14k Gold, 18k Gold

Baume Mercier 14Kt. Solid White Gold Bracelet Watch with
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Baume Mercier Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Bracelet Style Dress Watch METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt. Solid White Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1960's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl Pure Alhambra Pendant Necklace
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-2413 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2020 RRP £ 3400 Inc taxes / $ 3,600 Excl taxes /3900 € Inc taxes Model VCARA39700 Serial Number JB****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stone...
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2010s French Chain Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Magnificent Emerald Drop Earrings
Located in Sarasota, FL
18k White gold earrings with 4 top gem quality pear shape GIA certified emeralds weighing 31.55 carats and 2.83 carats of collection color/clarity round brilliant diamonds.
Category

2010s Drop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Gold Filled 19MM Amethyst Beaded Necklace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: gold filled Dimensions: necklace measures 21.25-inches in length Weight: 235.79 grams
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

Materials

Amethyst, Gold-filled

Effy 14 Karat White & Yellow Gold Diamond Duo Open Circle Link Cigar Band
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: Effy Material: 14K white & yellow gold Diamond: 168 round single cut = 0.50cttw Color: H / I Clarity: I1-2 Diamond: 24 baguette cut = 0.84cttw Color: H / I Clarity: I1-2 Di...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, White Gold, 14k Gold

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