Gold jewelry can be a very valuable asset depending on its weight. Determining the weight of a gold ring can be tricky when it’s made with other materials as well.

Weight of Gold

Gold is weighed in ounces. A gold ring would be about three to seven ounces, although individual rings could weigh significantly more or less. You can have your piece weighed at a jewelry store.


Gold’s purity is measured in karats. A 24-karat gold piece is made of pure gold. Jewelry that’s 14-karat gold consists of 14 parts gold, and the other 10 parts are made from another material such as copper.


Carats should not be confused with karats. The former refers to the measurement of the size of diamonds and other gemstones and is not related to gold and precious metals.