Raise the Standard with a 9k Gold Curb Chain
Gold has been prized for its beauty for hundreds of years, and we still love it nowadays for its shine and rich colour. Gold with a high level of purity, such as 24-karat gold or 18-karat gold can be prohibitively expensive to buy, so many people opt for 9k to get the same look at a fraction of the price. Furthermore, gold alloys with a lower gold content tend to be strong and durable, whereas pure gold is quite soft and malleable. eBay has hundreds of 9k gold curb chains on offer, so whether you'll add a pendant or wear it plain, you can add a touch of opulence to your everyday look.How much gold does a 9k gold curb chain contain?
9k gold is a material which is 37.5% pure gold. A curb chain describes the shape of the links of the chain, which interlock when laid flat. It is similar to a twisted link chain in appearance.What sort of 9k gold curb chains are there?
There are all sorts of 9k gold curb chains, in all lengths and thicknesses. They also come in a range of colours as well as regular yellow gold - you can also choose from rose gold or white gold. Whatever you are looking for, eBay has a huge variety of 9k gold chains, including some or all of the following:
- Chunky men's chains.
- Vintage and antique chains.
- Fine, delicate chains ideal for small pendants.
- Necklace and bracelet chain sets.
Genuine 9k gold curb chains will always have a hallmark, which is usually found on the clasp. This means that it has been tested and found to conform to independent standards of purity. Hallmarks on a genuine 9k gold curb chain should read 375 — this tells you that the chain is made of 37.5% or 9-karat gold. If you can see a mark but still are not sure, then place the chain near a magnet. A genuine gold chain is not magnetic, and will not be attracted to it.Will a 9k gold curb chain tarnish?
Like all 9k gold, a curb chain does tarnish naturally over time. It does take quite a while to do so, however, and you may not notice it unless you compare your chain to a new or recently cleaned chain. Fortunately, it is quick and easy to bring 9k gold back to a gorgeous shine with a gold polishing cloth. Alternatively, you could take the chain to a jeweller's to have it polished professionally.