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Medal purity

Gold Purity Measure
100% pure gold or 24K gold is very soft and unsuitable for jewelry making. Most pure gold jewelry is cast from gold alloys, so gold purity is measured in karat, or the percentage of gold in the metal. Gold purity is measured in Karat. Pure gold is generally called 24K and theoretically it has 100% gold, so 1K means that the pure gold of the jewelry accounts for 1/24, about 4.16%. Karat is mostly classified into 24k, 18k, 14k and 10k. The lower the purity number, the lower the cost to own.
Karat is the fractional unit of measurement for the purity of gold alloys, per 24 parts of fine parts. Therefore, the easiest way to know how much pure metal is in a piece of jewelry is to look at the stamp and divide it by 24.
24K (24K/24 = 100% purity)
18K (18K/24 = 75% purity)
14K (14K/24 = 58% purity)
10K (14K/24 = 42% purity)



Platinum purity measure
Platinum purity is graded according to the actual platinum content in the metal. The purity of platinum is identified in "parts per thousand", so 50% of the metal is graded at 500 parts per thousand. Most platinum sold in the United States is 95% platinum (950 parts per thousand).

Silver Purity Measure
100% pure silver is very soft like gold and is not suitable for jewelry making. So it needs to be mixed to harden. The purity of platinum is identified in "parts per thousand". An alloy of 7.5% of various metals (such as copper) which are used to harden and 92.5% of silver is used to make jewelry. Silver jewelry is marked with a 925 to indicate its purity.

What is recycled metal?
Everyone knows that used cardboard boxes and plastic bottles can be recycled, metals in jewelry can also be recycled. Recycled metals are gold, platinum and palladium that have been melted down to be reused.

Gold can be melted down and turned into three different kinds of gold that are mixed into other metals. They are white gold (pure gold, nickel, zinc, copper and silver), rose gold (an alloy of gold and copper-silver) and yellow gold (pure gold, copper and pure silver).

Platinum jewelry consists of platinum and iridium. It is one of the most durable metals , and when damaged it retains its metal and produces a luster called "patina" that makes it look better.
Palladium is the third most commonly recycled metal. The metal itself is lighter and more durable than platinum.

Unlike ordinary scrap recycling, this kind of recycling is specifically obtained from metals that can be reused to make fine jewelry.

Why we choose recycled metals? 

Like diamond mining, gold mining can lead to fouling erosion, pollution, environmental damage. Metal mining destroys the landscape and generates large amounts of toxic waste. The waste is usually a gray fluid sludge containing cyanide and harmful heavy metals. Many gold mines dispose of this waste directly into natural water bodies. Metal mining also displaces communities and causes harm to miners every year.

In today's environmentally friendly world, many people support the idea of using recycled metals in rings. We are committed to improving and protecting the environment by reducing the environmental and social impact of gold mining. For this reason, we use recycled gold and platinum in our rings. These metals come from a variety of superior sources, such as antique jewelry, electronic parts and industrial components. We use more metal per ring than other jewelers with similar models, and make them under environmentally and ethically sound conditions. By doing so, we can ensure that your ring is conflict-free and of the highest quality and integrity.

You are doing your part to make a better Earth by buying recycled metals!

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