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Gucci 18K White Gold Cross & Heart Contraire Ring

Contrary to what your head might be telling you, your heart is telling you to sport this lovely, luxe ring! Created with 18K white gold, this beautiful bypass ring features a heart charm on one end and a cross on the other. Not too big and not too small, this unexpected accessory will surely grab attention – and compliments – from your family and friends. After all, there’s no denying what the heart wants!

Details
  • Metal: 18K White Gold
  • Measurements:
    Ring: 7/16"L x 13/16"W x 1/16"H
    Heart Charm: 3/8"L x 3/16"W x 1/16"H
  • Collection: Gucci
  • Country of Origin: Italy

Check out the Ring Sizing Guide to find your ring size.

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Gold Karat
Gold's softness and malleability make it a wonderful metal to work with when creating virtually any design in jewelry. But this softness can be a drawback as well. To make it stronger and more durable, gold is usually alloyed, or mixed, with other metals such as copper or silver. The higher a metal's percentage of gold content, the softer and more yellow the jewelry piece. The karat weight system used to measure gold in a piece is the same for all hues, including white and yellow gold.

The word “carat” is Arabic, meaning “bean seed.” This is because historically seeds were used to measure weights of gold and precious stones. In the United States, “karat” with a “k” is used to measure gold's purity, while “carat” with a “c” is used in measuring a gemstone's size. The karat mark of gold represents the percentage of pure gold to alloy.

  • 24K is pure gold or 100% gold
  • 21K is 21/24ths gold content or 87.5% gold: In the United States, jewelry with this karatage or higher is rare. It is far more common in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
  • 18K is 18/24ths gold content or 75% gold: This karatage is a popular high-end choice in the United States, Europe and other regions. Its popularity is spreading throughout North America.
  • 14K is 14/24ths gold content or 58.5% gold: This is the most common gold karatage in the United States because of its fine balance between gold content, durability and affordability.
  • 10K is 10/24ths gold content or 41.7% gold: This karatage is gaining popularity for its affordability and durability. Commonly used in everyday-wear jewelry such as rings, 10K gold beautifully withstands wear and tear. It is the lowest gold content that can be legally marked or sold as gold jewelry in the United States.

    In order to determine the karat weight of a specific item, simply look for the quality mark. Jewelry items will bear the stamp of their karatage based upon the United States or European system of marking. The United States system designates pieces by their karats—24K, 18K, 14K, 10K, etc. The European system designates pieces by their percentage of gold content. For instance, 10K gold is marked “417,” denoting 41.7% gold; 14K is marked “585,” denoting 58.5% gold; and 18K is marked “750,” denoting 75% gold; etc.

    White Gold
    Although gold is most often thought of as having a soft, yellow glow, the metal is available in an entire spectrum of different hues. The different colors of gold depend upon with which metals the gold is alloyed, or mixed.

    Increasing in popularity in recent years, white gold has become fashionable as the preferred cool and contemporary look. White gold boasts the same properties as classic yellow gold, but achieves its white color by mixing with different alloys. In general, white gold is created when a nickel or palladium alloy (zinc and copper) is used. White gold may also be plated with an even whiter metal, such as rhodium, to enhance its cool appearance. As well, a white gold setting can enhance the rapture of white diamonds.

  • About the Collection
    Rediscover one of the world’s most iconic Italian luxury brands with Gucci ‒ a prestigious collection of Swiss made watches and fine jewelry embodying the high fashion, Italian style and traditional craftsmanship for which Gucci is known.

    Founded in Florence, Italy in 1921, Gucci has become an icon of style for the world’s most discerning men and women, representing an inimitable combination of opulence, high artistry and glamour.

    Experience the prestige, heritage and quality of Gucci luxury timepieces and fine jewelry.

    Erin ClarksonAbout the Guest
    Erin Clarkson is a luxury watch and jewelry expert with more than a decade of product management. A global traveler who has sourced watches from all over the world, Erin brings her unique perspective to EVINE Live as she presents Gucci luxury timepieces and fine jewelry.

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