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Pure gold ( also known as 24 carat gold) is a bright yellow colour. This gold is quite soft and also very expensive. For most jewellery purposes 24 carat gold is mixed with other metals to make it harder ( more wearable) and cheaper too. 18 carat gold is 18/24 pure gold with the remainder being other metals. 9 carat gold is 9/24 pure gold with the remainder being other metals.
The bright yellow 24 carat gold changes colour depending on the metals which are added in this process. You can find greenish gold, purplish gold, white gold and the popular gold with a reddish tint known as rose gold
Rose gold is mixed with copper to give it a warm colour. This colour was very popular in jewellery made in the early 1900s and a very collectable form of vintage jewellery today. It was also popular in Russia at the beginning of the 1800s but it would be incredibly rare and expensive to find a piece of this.
AntiquesAvenue likes to be able to offer you a range of rose gold jewellery. Currently available are bracelets, rings, cufflinks and lockets.