If you have ever seen pure gold, you may have wondered what it is. Gold is a precious metal that has been used for jewelry, coins and other purposes for hundreds of years. There are many ways to look at pure gold and how pure it truly is. Pure gold is generally defined as any object that contains gold in its composition by weight.
The quality of pure gold can be measured in fineness or karat. A single carat is one-tenth of an ounce of pure gold, which is then measured in grains by volume. To get the average percentage of pure gold in an object measured in grams, multiply by 1000 and divide by 100.
Different uses of pure gold differ. It can be used in making dental fillings, which are used to fill cavities in teeth. The karat or weight of pure gold is then determined in the same way that the density is determined. Since dentists can not use an untainted gold in filling cavities, they use gold coated with an amalgam. Gold filled cavity has the same density as pure gold, but it is coated with another alloy.
Pure gold can be found in some objects, such as dental fillings. This material is known as pure gold because it contains no impurities. Some gold-filled cavities do contain gold, but the gold coating is much lighter than the rest of the fillings. Many people think of this as pure gold if it is shiny and appears as shiny as a mirror. These are sometimes called “pure white gold.” Other objects containing gold include watches, and even jewelry. Most jewelry items are plated with another alloy, such as silver or copper, that gives them the appearance of being made from pure gold, too.
The purity of pure gold does not necessarily mean it is as valuable as the others. Some people mistakenly believe that pure gold can make an item more valuable than others. For example, an item that contains pure gold in its composition is likely to have an “A” grade on the basis of its rarity. But an “A” grade may not always be the highest quality grade. There is also a possibility that the grade will fall into a lower grade range after the item has been sold to a collector. Many antique dealers purchase pure gold that has a “B” grade.
A person who wants to collect pure gold can search the newspaper, the Internet and other sources of information about its purity and value. In some cases, a dealer might be able to provide a description of the purity of an item. This is not always the case. Pure gold that has been cleaned is usually described as “polished” gold.