22-karat gold

an alloy that contains 87 per cent gold
Hypernyms: ↑alloy, ↑metal

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  • Gold filled jewelry — is composed of a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass. Some high quality gold filled pieces have the look, luster, and beauty of 14 karat (58%) gold. By definition, the minimum layer of karat gold in an… …   Wikipedia

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  • karat — /kar euht/, n. a unit for measuring the fineness of gold, pure gold being 24 karats fine. Abbr.: k., kt. Also, carat. [1550 60; sp. var. of CARAT] * * * ▪ gold measurement also spelled  Carat,         a measure of the fineness (i.e., purity) of… …   Universalium

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