A karat is a unit of measurement used to express the fineness of gold alloys, with 24 karats being pure gold and lower karat numbers indicating a higher proportion of other metals.
The word karat is derived from the italian word "carato" meaning "a carat" which is a unit of weight used for precious stones.
- A 14 karat gold ring contains 14 parts of gold and 10 parts of other metals.
- The gold chain was 18 karats.
- 24 karat gold is considered pure gold.
- The karat is a unit of measurement used to express the fineness of gold alloys.
- The karat is used to indicate the percentage of gold in a piece of jewelry.