What Does “24KGB” Stand for?

“24KGB” means “24-karat gold bonding” in short. Using this method, layers of 14- or 18-karat gold are put on top of layers of 24-karat gold to make a cheaper copy.

Most of the time, bronze is used as a base for gold bonding. The base material is then covered with layers of 24-karat gold, which are then covered with layers of 14- or 18-karat gold. The result is a material that looks, feels, and bends a lot like 14- or 18-karat gold, but doesn’t cost as much. “Gold filled” or “gold overlay” are other names for gold bonding.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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