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Why should I choose 18ct gold over 9ct gold?

When it comes to selecting the perfect piece of jewellery, either for yourself or for a loved one, the options are endless. Whether you’re after a pair of classic gold earrings or a diamond anniversary ring, the question always remains, 9ct or 18ct gold?

Gerard McCabe manufactures most of our jewellery in 18ct gold. It is our preferred metal for fine diamond and gemstone jewellery. 18ct gold has a lustrous and indestructible beauty, leading itself to classic jewellery pieces that you will come back to time and time again. All Gerard McCabe’s wedding and engagement rings are crafted in 18ct gold, or platinum, giving you the assurance you are buying a piece of a lifetime.

18ct gold is comprised of 75% pure gold and 25% other metal alloys; as Gold is a softer metal by nature, the addition of these alloys gives a strong jewellery product.

As you wear your beautiful 18ct gold jewellery, be sure you properly maintain and care for it, this way it’ll last a lifetime.






Gerard McCabe - seven50_stud_earrings



If you’re looking for 9ct gold jewellery, Gerard McCabe have a wide range of classic and elegant options. As it is lightweight and durable, 9ct gold is superb for everyday wear. Some individuals prefer to have 9ct gold jewellery for their wedding bands, or non-stone set gold earrings and pendants. 9ct gold is comprised of 37.5% pure gold and 62.5% other metal alloys, making it stronger and harder than 18ct gold - being a little more brittle as well.



Gerard McCabe - Three75 Gold Necklet




With proper care and maintenance, you can expect 18ct and 9ct gold jewellery to last a lifetime. Discussing your intentions for the piece will allow the Gerard McCabe team to help you select jewellery that’s perfect for you.


Learn more about our gold jewellery collection at our Adelaide boutiques.


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Gerard McCabe Jewellers are the specialists in diamond engagement rings and wedding rings in Adelaide.

We create beautiful ladies wedding rings, men’s wedding rings, classic engagement rings and dress ring designs.

We can create bespoke tailored rings to fit your specifications. So pop into one of our jewellery stores in Adelaide for your dream ring consultation.