In a pure state, gold has excellent chemical stability which makes it resistant to corrosion and oxidation, which are major concerns when a metal is used for body piercing jewelry.
However, body jewelry is never made of pure gold (24K) as it’s too soft for this application.
Gold purity is measured in karats(K)
- 14 karat gold is 58% pure gold.
- 18 karat gold is 75% pure gold
- 22 karat gold is 92% pure gold
Yellow gold is usually made combining: Gold (Au), Copper (Cu), Silver (Ag), and Zinc (Zn)
White gold is usually made combining: Gold (Au), Copper (Cu), Palladium (Pd), and Zinc (Zn)
ANATOMETAL 18K Rose Gold is Cadmium free.
Anatometal 18k gold jewelery is all made from 18k solid gold.
How to take care of your Gold Jewelry
In some cases, when people perspire, fatty acids released can cause discoloration on 14K & 18K gold, especially when exposed to warmth and air.
This can be worse in semi-tropical areas.
Discoloration can also occur if this precious metal jewelry is worn in an oral piercing.
This does not happen frequently.
If it does happen, the discoloration is only temporary and can be easily removed with a jewelers cloth or by other means of buffing.
Some antiseptics, cleaners, chlorine and improper sterilization techniques may also discolor gold.