19K Gold properties

My daughter just got engaged and her ring is stamped 19K they were
told that this is a better gold and that she would not react to this
gold. Is this true? I may have missed something but I have never
heard of 19K gold. This was done here in Canada and the gold was much
more expensive that 18K. Anyone have a word on this?



it lookes like a new standard has reached the market.

Most known are 9kt, 14kt, 18kt and for jewelry with some exceptions
in some country’s… as far as I know.

19kt is something I’ve never heard of. Being better smile ? I
don’t think so leslie. Is it proved as 19kt at all?

If somebody can deal with 14kt, that person will not encounter
problems with 18kt and this 1kt more is not making the difference.

1kt stands for 1000 : 24 = 41.6666 parts of gold per 1000 parts of

14 kt = 41.666 x 14 = 583.3 parts of gold per 1000

18 kt = 41.666 x 18 = 750 parts of gold per 1000

19 kt = 41.666 x 19 = 791.666 parts of gold per 1000

The most used gold is an alloy of gold,silver and copper. Nickel is
an other story, this can be used for white gold however not

I don’t believe in this commercial newbie but it lookes like some
people do. Some amongst us are looking into having something special
and a new gate is found with this 19 kt gold in my opinion. Leagal or
not ? I don’t know… BUT… it has to be at least 19Kt or according
the jewelry rules of samping followed by that country. Jep, I know,
here we go again.

Have fun and enjoy


The alloy in question is far superior to any other for white gold,
which I must assume your daughter’s ring is comprised of. We have
been casting and fabricating with it for well over 15 years, as many
of our Canadian contemporaries have.

It’s as hard as stainless steel, maintains its high-white appearance
without that expletive-deleted rhodium plating, and holds stones
securely when worked by skilled hands.

As far as much more expensive than 18K, this is a mystery to me.
Perhaps more expensive than a comparible 18 karat mass-produced
mounting. It does take longer to work but the end results are worth
the added effort and labour charges accompanying the material costs.

The mass-market won’t use this alloy, they stubbornly default to the
softer alloys for ease of manufacture and employ the rhodium
“solution”, which really is a misnomer…furthest thing from a
solution possible. Heavily field-tested, 19 karat white gold from
Imperial Smelting (Canada) or Argen Corp (US) does not produce
allergic reactions even when worn in the ears of vulnerable wearers.
Congratulations to your daughter!

David Keeling

I’ve occasionally run across 19K. It didn’t seem to be a problem to
deal with at the bench. I saw it mostly on old pieces. As for it
being much more expensive I can’t see why except for its uniqueness,
a marketing position if its new production. It is notably more
orangey as I recall but not quite like 22K. But its been awhile since
my last ‘meeting’.

David this is the first ring that she has not been able to destroy
an attribute that I put to the 19K. I have made her many rings over
the years that she totally destroys just by her genes. I have used
everything including 18K gold and they all pit and are literally
destroyed. I say hurrah for this one.