Enjoy this authentic hand crafted column gold quartz pendant. Hand crafted in 14 karat gold with natural gold quartz and diamonds. Proudly made in the USA by Orocal Natural Gold Company. One-of-a-kind. Includes a certificate of authenticity.
Total approximate weight: 1.9G
Quartz stone: 14x2mm
Bail size: 2x1mm
Diamonds: .06CT total
pieces of gold quartz are hand cut to fit the jewelry design then
properly shined using 6 different jewelry polishing wheels. Each
piece is hand inlaid like a puzzle and soldered in by our master
jewelers, which is very labor intensive. Gold quartz is a durable
stone in fact it is a 7 out of 10 on the hardness scale. Because
gold quartz found
in nature is rare and one-of-a-kind you will receive the product
pictured with very slight variations in veining. All
jewelry is backed by the manufacturer. Any chains that come with the
piece are free with purchase and gold plated for display only.
If this item is not in stock our jeweler will make it in 4-6 weeks and ship it straight to your door.
Gold Quartz Guide
What is gold quartz? Millions of years ago, gold was formed in quartz deposits by hydro-thermal pressure, deep within the earth. Gold remaining in these deposits is called gold bearing quartz or gold quartz for short. It is extremely rare, accounting for less than 1/20th of 1% of all gold found annually.
Where is it found? Gold quartz is found in underground hard rock mines in the same areas where gold nuggets are found. In Alaska, it was first discovered in 1880 in the town Juneau. Regions of Canada, California, and Australia are also well known for gold quartz.
Grading Like other precious gemstones, Gold quartz comes in different grades. Orocal is well known for having the highest quality authentic gold quartz with spectacular patterns of gold. We grade the quartz on a few different factors being how white the stone is. The brightness of the white increases the value along with the vein of gold. The actual pattern and placement of the exquisite gold vein. In fact that vein is very pure around 23% purity.
Authenticity Some stores sell man-made imitation gold quartz which is fragile and frail. This leads consumers to believe its natural when it clearly is not. When buying from us you know its authentic coming directly from Orocal the source. We offer a 110% money back guarantee card which is called are Certificate of Authenticity.
Karat Definition and Guide
Karat values range from 24K down to 9k. The gold content on anything 8k or less is so low that it wouldn't be considered solid gold jewelry.
Technically you should never depend solely on a gold hallmark to determine gold value. Some people will illegally mark plated gold with 14K gold stampings to try to sell for a profit.
Ranges of Karat Values
24 karat (24K) gold is pure gold
18 karat (18K) gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts another metal or metals, making it 75% gold
14 karat (14K) gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts another metal or metals, making it 58.3% gold
10 karat (10K) gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts another metal or metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10k gold is the minimum karat designation that can still be called gold in the US
Karat vs. Carat
The term carat, spelled with a "c," is often confused with the term karat. They are both pronounced the same, but carat refers to the weight of a gemstone. You could have a 1.5 carat diamond set in an 18 karat gold setting.
The karat system is used to measure the amount of pure gold found in solid gold jewelry. In the US, numbers are associated with the percentage of pure gold in a piece.
Solid Gold vs. Pure Gold
The phrase "solid gold jewelry" is a misnomer because, most times, this jewelry is not made up of solid gold. This term references jewelry that has a gold alloy throughout the entire piece.
On the other hand, the phrase "pure gold jewelry" is used to describe jewelry that is made up entirely of gold with little to no alloys present.
How a Gold Alloy is Formed
A portion of the gold is mixed with different alloys or metals, which creates a specific formula. Each gold color, like white gold or rose gold, uses a different combination of alloys.
Karat Used in Costume Jewelry
The term karat is also used on gold filled and gold plated jewelry. Even though these pieces are not solid gold, the gold portion of the jewelry has a certain percentage of pure gold designated through karats.
Expert Tip: If your piece of jewelry is marked 14KGF or 10KGF, that is a common indication that the item is gold filled and is not solid gold. However, the marking 14KP or 14KP does not necessarily mean gold plated. It also can stand for 14K gold plumb, which is solid gold.
If your piece of jewelry has a P in the marking, be sure to have the gold tested.
These values are primarily used on gold from the Unites States. You will see a lot of 22k gold and 9k gold in other countries. Gold jewelry from other countries may have an entirely different set of gold marking.