Suitable for healed piercings only.
Gold in its purest form (24 carat) is too soft to be used in most areas of jewellery creation. Therefore, to improve its durability, it is combined with other metals. The blending with other metals also helps to alter the colour of the gold (ie, yellow gold and white gold). Once the pure gold has been combined with the other metals, the resulting composition is referenced by 'carat' value (also known as 'ct', 'karat', 'kt' or 'k'). For example: 18 carat gold contains 75% pure gold (and 25% other metals), 14 carat gold contains 58.5% pure gold (and 41.5% other metals) and 9 carat gold contains 37.5% pure gold (and 62.5% other metals). All of our gold jewellery is solid gold, ie, our 14 carat gold jewellery is 14ct gold throughout. It is not just plated onto another metal (so, if you were to cut through the gold, you would simply find more gold!) On the contrary, we also have gold-plated jewellery in our range. To help you differentiate, our gold-plated jewellery is clearly indicated as such in both the product name and the product description (and if you managed to cut through gold-plated body jewellery you would see a different metal, most likely steel, on the inside). See all Gold Body Piercing Jewellery here