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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Solid gold jewelry does tarnish. However, pure 24K gold is not susceptible to tarnishing. The other alloys like copper and silver used solid gold jewelry cause the tarnishing. The higher karat the gold is, the less noticeable the tarnish will appear over time. This explains why a lot of antique gold jewelry from the Victorian era has a dark rosey tone to it. The lower karat jewelry of this time period used a lot of copper which creates a beautiful patina that cannot be replicated. Cleaning of antique jewellery will reduce their value.. 


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