Solid Gold

If pure gold is 24K then is 12K gold 50% gold? Is this by weight, volume, basic formula or what?

I know white gold has nickel in it, but is “white gold” a specific alloy or is it kinda’ fast and loose?

I’m not sure if it’s a specific alloy or not, but I wanted to chime in and say white gold alloy can also be made with palladium.

More than you probably wanted to know about the gold alloys known as “white gold”.

It’s by percentage.

So yeah, a 12K gold toe ring would be 50% gold.

While all of the above is correct, I would suggest that If you see a ring or item marked “12K” you should also pay attention to an additional markings(which are quite often “G.F.”). This means that the ring is gold filled.

Basically, in the US, they don’t make things out of 12 K gold. Also if the “12K” is preceeded by a fraction such as 1/20 or 1/10, this also indicates gold filled.