Gold(14K) A coating of gold is deposited on the item using the galvanic method or IP process. It is mixed with other metals, usually silver or copper, to make it less expensive, harder, and longer lasting while preserving the brilliance of pure gold. 14k gold is 14/24 of pure gold, which is approximately 58.3% pure gold.
Imitation Gold is a coating of metal whose color looks like 14k-18k gold, making jewelry more affordable but at the same time keeping the good quality. Imitation gold has a tint of red, and appears to have a reddish yellow hue.