The Purest Legacy in 999 Gold
What is 999 Gold?
999 gold, also known as 24-karat or 24K gold, represents the epitome of purity in gold jewellery. 999 gold is considered pure gold, with a composition of 99.9% gold and minimal trace elements.
Gold is the most malleable and ductile of all known metals, therefore 999 gold is relatively softer compared to other common gold types such as 916 (22K) gold or 750 (18K) gold.
Apart from being softer, 999 gold is generally the most valuable and expensive among the gold types since it is the purest and has the highest gold content.
999 Gold as investment?
999 gold is sought after by those who appreciate the beauty of its pure form, and is often used for investment purposes including jewellery, bullion coins, or collectibles because of its value retention. Gold has stood the test of time as a store of value due to its scarcity, making it a reliable long-term wealth preservation or even investment.
It must be recognised that there are different pros and cons of getting gold jewellery specifically for investment. Owning gold jewellery allows you to enjoy the aesthetic value of wearing it on top of owning it as a monetary asset. However, it is not a guarantee that a piece of gold jewellery can fetch a higher or even same value upon pawning years later as factors such as fluctuating gold rates and design craftsmanship will affect the resale value.
Wearing 999 Gold
As gold is the traditional symbol for fortune and wealth, many people like wearing or having wealth-related symbols made in 999 Gold, the purest form of gold. Common jewellery for 999 gold includes Pixius, coins, money bags, etc. Traditionally, the Chinese Si Dian Jin (four-piece betrothal jewellery set) that can be passed down for generations should be in pure 999 gold as well.
Pure gold on their own are quite soft and malleable, therefore care must be taken when wearing 999 gold jewellery. It is recommended to avoid wearing 999 gold for exercises or events where it is likely to knock into your gold. For people with active lifestyles or hard labour jobs but want to wear gold jewellery daily, lower gold purity jewellery such as 916 (22K) or 750 (18K) gold may be considered.