karat karat  /ˈkɛ rət/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold

Synonym(s)

kt

Usage(s):

  1. Today's gold medals are actually silver covered with about 6 grams of 24-karat gold.
  2. Fall 2004 Style Design Rock Star From 18-karat-gold yo-yos to chestnut-size diamonds, Cartier has outfitted everyone from Indian maharajas to Hollywood royalty.
  3. From 18-karat-gold yo-yos to chestnut-size diamonds, Cartier has outfitted everyone from Indian maharajas to Hollywood royalty.

News

  1. Geek forges homemade solid gold iPod watch

    A geek maker comes by his 18-karat gold iPod Nano watch the hard way, by making it himself over the course of 500 hours of work. Originally posted at Crave
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNET

  2. Nineteenth century watch fetches $2.25 million at U.S. auction

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 115-year-old Patek Philippe pink-gold calendar watch fetched $2.25 million in a day-long sale, nearly double the expected price, Christie's auction house said. The 18-karat, open-face watch, manufactured by the famed Swiss watchmaker in 1898, had been estimated to fetch up to $1.5 million during sale on Tuesday, but enthusiastic bidding by collectors from some 30 countries ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Everglades Mystery Jewel Update: Analysis and Cultural Context Offered by Walker Metalsmiths on Gold Cross Pendant ...

    High karat gold has titanium, chromium and iron contamination. The symbolic message of the cross is a French play on words; "Crois/croix en moi" for "believe in me." (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10820206.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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