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14k yellow gold Adelaide Mini 5.2x2mm paperclip chain featuring a 23x24.5mm large flat heart pendant engraved with 'A + H'
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All About 14k Gold Jewelry

Woman wearing a layered Adelaide necklace, Adelaide Mini necklace, and Saffron necklace, all in 14k yellow gold.

What Is Gold?

Gold has been mined for at least 6,500 years. Researchers believe that a gold mine found in Georgia (Europe) may be the oldest one in the world. It's currently mined in many countries, with China, Australia, and Russia being the leading producers.

Rosecliff Circle necklace, Warren ring, Adelaide necklace, Flat Heart pendant, & personalized Providence 3 Drop necklace.

Rich yellow gold is a global symbol of wealth and luxury.

What is 14k gold?

Warren ring with diamonds featuring a 10x8mm White Topaz center stone and sixteen accent stones - angled standing view.

Why Does HAVERHILL Use 14k Gold?

Other types of gold jewelry include gold filled, in which a thick layer of gold is added to another metal; gold plated, in which a thinner layer of gold is added; and vermeil, which is gold layered over a base of silver. With all these types of jewelry, the layer of gold can wear off over time. Using solid gold in our jewelry means that your pieces will keep their gleaming look indefinitely.

Personalized Heart Disc & Classic 2 Birthstone bracelet on a 1.17mm cable chain & Adelaide Mini bracelet in 14k yellow gold.

Yellow Gold and White Gold

Woman wearing an Adelaide Mini necklace & a Rosecliff Diamond Bar necklace featuring eleven 2mm faceted round cut gemstones.
Woman wearing a 14k white gold Adelaide necklace and a Providence pendant featuring three 2x4mm baguette cut gemstones.

The Meaning of Gold

Gold represents the ultimate in quality or achievement; consider common phrases like good as gold, gold medal, gold star, heart of gold, strike gold, golden age, and golden rule.

Pair of Greenwich earrings and Greenwich necklace, each featuring four 4mm White Topaz gemstones & one 2.1mm center diamond.

Wearing Gold Jewelry

Sometimes called "the master healer," gold is associated with the heart, third-eye, and crown chakras, and has been worn to relieve tension, encourage positive thoughts, and sharpen one's intellectual abilities.

Woman wearing a layered personalized Classic 6 Birthstone necklace and a personalized double-spaced 3 Letter necklace.

Fun Facts About Gold

Close-up of the HAVERHILL 14K trademark inside the band of a Warren Atlantic Blue Topaz ring with sixteen 2mm accent stones.

How Do I Care for Gold Jewelry?

Your jewelry for everyday wear needs minimal care. Follow these common-sense tips for keeping it in good repair:
• Store gold jewelry in its pouch or box to help keep it from getting scratched.
• Remove rings before lifting weights or other heavy objects, which could bend the band.
• Avoid prolonged exposure to chlorinated water (an occasional dip is fine).

Woman wearing a Rosecliff Diamond & Aquamarine Bar necklace and a Greenwich Flower Aquamarine & Diamond necklace.

How Do I Clean Gold Jewelry?

Maintain the beauty of your jewelry by keeping it clean. Use a non-abrasive jewelry cleaner or mild, dye-free dish soap and water. Let it soak in a small bowl for a few minutes, then brush gently with a soft toothbrush. Be sure to rinse it completely, and blot dry with a chamois cloth.

Clover bracelet and MAMA bracelet on a 1.17mm cable chain, & a Mia bracelet featuring a 1.24mm rolo chain in 14k yellow gold.

HAVERHILL Gold Jewelry

Our Zodiac Pendant, available on a classic cable or mini paperclip chain, is a chic, shiny way to share your astrological story. A wonderful gift for any birthday.

Woman wearing a Rosecliff Diamond bar necklace and a 12.5mm Flat Leo pendant on a 1.17mm cable chain in 14k yellow gold.

The Engravable Flat Heart Pendant, suspended from a mini paperclip chain, is a beautiful symbol of love and friendship. Engrave it with your own initials or those of a special someone.

Personalized Adelaide 5 Pavé Link necklace, personalized Large Flat Heart pendant, Warren ring, and Newport necklace.

Our Clover Stud Earrings are a playful way to invite good luck into your life. Lovely and lightweight, they're a pair you'll reach for time and again.

Close-up of a pair of 14k yellow gold stud earrings featuring 9.1mm cutout clovers.

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FAQ

What kind of gold does HAVERHILL use in its jewelry?

We use traceable, 100% recycled gold, which allows for repeated use without sacrificing look or quality.

What's the difference between yellow gold and white gold?

Yellow gold is usually mixed with copper and silver, for a beautiful warm hue. White gold is mixed with silver-toned metals such as zinc and nickel for a cooler color.

How do I care for my gold jewelry?

Clean it occasionally with a non-abrasive jewelry cleaner or mild, dye-free dish soap and water. Let it soak, then brush gently with a soft toothbrush. Rinse it completely, and blot dry with a chamois cloth. Store it in a pouch or box to help keep it from getting scratched and avoid prolonged expose to chlorinated water. Remove gold rings before lifting weights or other heavy objects, which could bend the band.

Can I wear gold and silver jewelry together?

Absolutely. Yellow gold and silver make an appealing, dramatic contrast, while white gold and silver are very similar in appearance.

How can I tell whether jewelry is made from real gold?

You can rest assured that all your HAVERHILL jewelry is crafted from solid 14k gold. If you have other pieces of jewelry you're in doubt about, there are any number of ways to test it at home.