When you look at gold-plated jewelry, you’ll find three main symbols: GP, GE, and HGE. Each of these abbreviations refers to the karat content, the percentage of pure gold in the piece. The 18K standard contains 75% gold, while HGE has a much lower percentage and little monetary value.
These abbreviations appear on Jewelry Wholesale as a legal requirement. They are also used on appraisals and other essential documents. They help people understand a gem’s characteristics and value and are especially useful in diamond grading. In ancient times, jewelry was used to express wealth as a form of artistic expression.