At Michael Hill, we are dedicated to crafting the highest quality gold jewellery, and all of our gold rings are 10kt and above. While pure gold is 24 karats, this is generally too malleable to be used in everyday jewellery, and is mixed with another metal such as silver, zinc or copper to create a gold alloy. The higher the karat of your gold ring, the more pure gold is present. Hence a 14 or 18kt gold ring will tend to come at a higher price point than a 10kt gold ring, though all are precious. Rings crafted from genuine gold alloys are high quality, and with proper care will retain their shine and colour for a lifetime.