18k or 14K, that is the question.
To figure out which one is best for you, here are some guidelines.
The difference between 18K or 14K is in fact the percentage of pure gold in a piece of jewellery. (Gold is always mixed with other alloys for strength). Sure, to the naked eye, it may be difficult to differentiate the two, but when looking for your perfect match, you should consider both the look you want and your lifestyle.
First, 18-karat pieces tend to be a little more rich and yellow in color than their 14-karat counterparts. For that reason, they will look great on darker skin tones including tan or olive complexions.
14-karat jewellery is a great fit for those looking for a warmer yellow or a pinker rose gold look. White gold two looks more silvery in its 14-karat version.
In terms of durability, 14-karat pieces tend to be more resistant to scratches or bending than 18-karat ones. They also tarnish a little more slowly. This is a good fit for active lifestyles, especially if you play sports or engage in manual labor.
18-karat pieces are slightly softer than 14-karat jewellery, making them easier to bend or adjust.
Needless to say both 18-karat and 14-karat Micah rings are beautiful and you can hardly go wrong, but if you'd like some guidance anyway, we're always here to help!