Metal Purity

Diamond Earrings are most commonly set in the metal gold.  Below are common gold purity percentages for gold settings.  Please note alloys are typically silver, copper, and zinc, although palladium may also be used.

10K Gold Diamond Earrings

Gold = 41.7%

Alloys = 58.3%

 

14K Gold Diamond Earrings

Gold = 58.3%

Alloys = 41.7%

18K Gold Diamond Earrings

 

Gold = 75%

Alloys = 25%

22K Gold Diamond Earrings

Gold = 91.67%

Alloys = 8.33%

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