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Which is better - 9ct or 18ct gold?

Posted by Justine Donaldson on

Which is better - 9ct or 18ct gold?

This is a question we very often get asked and many people have heard the myth that 9ct is better because it is harder.  Is this correct?  Well no – it’s a myth! 18ct gold is definitely the better metal, especially for your engagement and wedding ring that you want to last a lifetime.  Let me explain why …. Firstly lets look at the hardness factor.  Yes, 9ct gold is ever so slightly harder, but that doesn’t mean it necessarily wears better or has greater longevity than 18ct gold.  There are several other factors which to contribute to making 18ct...

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