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Lambert Cheng 24K Gold Diamond Cut Barrel Shaped Slide-on Charm

Beaded bliss! Crafted in 24K yellow gold this beautiful slide-on bead charm has a barrel shape that's covered in eye-catching diamond cuts and textured finishes. Offering just the right amount of subtle shine, think of how pretty this will look strung along a basic chain or with other charms along a bracelet. Sometimes simple style says it best.

Details
  • Metal: 24K Yellow Gold
  • Measurements: 12mm: 5/16"L x 7/16"W x 1/16"H
  • Collection: Lambert Cheng 24K Gold
  • Country of Origin: China
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Yellow Gold
By far the most common color of gold used in jewelry, yellow gold is gold in its natural shade. Yellow gold is usually alloyed with copper and silver to increase the strength of the metal. How yellow the metal is depends upon the content of gold. A 14-karat piece of jewelry will have a brighter yellow hue than a 10-karat piece. Likewise, an 18-karat piece of jewelry will have a deeper yellow than 14-karat gold, and so on.

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.

  • About the Collection
    Experience lustrous 24K gold jewelry with Far East flair. Beloved Evine gold expert Lambert Cheng returns with iconic designs including dragon pendants, jade rings, wedding bangles and chain necklaces made using traditional gold casting and electroform techniques. By combining these processes, Cheng is able to provide jewelry with exquisite detail at an affordable, wow-able price.

    24K Gold with Lambert Cheng
    Striking Gold

    Lambert ChengAbout the Guest
    Lambert Cheng began his luminous career at Evine as a gold manufacturing consultant, and grew over the years to become the on-air representative for 24K gold jewelry. For 10 years, he delighted customers with exciting and enticing designs. He makes his return to Evine with a new, affordable 24K gold collection.