We all know quality jewelry when we see it – the cheap, gold-look costume jewelry found in accessories stores just can’t compare. It shines, has a weight to it, and elevates even the simplest of outfits.
But not all high-quality jewelry is made equal. The stones and metals used severely affect the overall value, so how do you decide what to buy, beyond simply looking at your budget? Should you stretch for a higher karat or not? Read on to learn the differences between gold karats.