999 Gold? – Price, Meaning, History and Background

Latest 999 Gold Price in Gram: USD 76.78
Last Update: 20 April 2024
  • What is 999 gold? – 999 gold is the measure of the gold fineness, which is 99.9% pure gold.
  • As it is impossible to create 100% pure gold (1000 gold), gold with a fineness of 999 and above is by definition 24 karat.
  • Also popular is gold with an ever higher purity of 999.9. Gold of this fineness is bought for investment purposes (gold bars and coins).

Below read more about the price of 999 gold, how to calculate the value of 999 gold, understanding composition, value, hallmarking, cleaning and storing 999 gold.

What is 999 gold? A factsheet.
What is 999 gold? A factsheet.


  • 999 gold denotes the purity of gold by parts per thousand in an alloy. The system is called (millesimal) fineness, ranging from 1 to 1,000
  • It means, the piece of jewelry consists of 99.9% pure gold and 0.1% other metals
  • Expressed in karat, 999 gold is 24 karat
  • 999 gold is a popular jewelry fineness in some Asian countries (e.g. China), to be gifted on special occasions, such as the birth of a baby

Also check out: 333 gold, 375 gold, 417 gold, 500 gold, 585 gold, 667 gold, 750 gold, 833 gold, 875 gold, 917 gold, 958 gold and 999 gold.

Price for 999 Gold per Gram on 20 April 2024: USD 76.78

Woman thinking about the 999 gold price.
Woman thinking about the 999 gold price.
  • The price of gold jewelry is determined by its pure gold content, the value of other metals (usually copper, silver or zinc) are not considered
  • That means, 999 gold costs 99.9% of pure gold
  • However, gold jewelry has often a considerable markup for its craftsmanship, brand, design and rarity. Buying gold jewelry is a sentimental choice.
  • For investment purposes, gold bars and coins (bullion) are a more rational choice. They have only a very small premium.

How did the 999 gold price change over the last 30 days?

999 gold - artist's impression.
999 gold – artist’s impression.
  • Over the past 30 days, the gold market went from $69.47 for 999 gold to $76.78, which is a change of 10.52%
  • The highest price was $76.94 for 999 gold, reached on 19. Apr. 2024
  • The lowest price was $69.47 for 999 gold, observed on 22. Mar. 2024

Chart with price development of 999 Gold

999 gold price of the last 30 days in a chart:

Table with the daily 999 gold price in USD of the last 30 days

DateGold Price
20. Apr. 2024USD 76.78
19. Apr. 2024USD 76.94
18. Apr. 2024USD 76.67
17. Apr. 2024USD 76.36
16. Apr. 2024USD 76.55
15. Apr. 2024USD 75.40
14. Apr. 2024USD 75.30
13. Apr. 2024USD 75.30
12. Apr. 2024USD 75.66
11. Apr. 2024USD 75.89
10. Apr. 2024USD 74.82
09. Apr. 2024USD 75.44
08. Apr. 2024USD 75.13
07. Apr. 2024USD 74.79
06. Apr. 2024USD 74.79
05. Apr. 2024USD 74.72
04. Apr. 2024USD 73.44
03. Apr. 2024USD 73.32
02. Apr. 2024USD 72.92
01. Apr. 2024USD 71.95
31. Mar. 2024USD 71.72
30. Mar. 2024USD 71.72
29. Mar. 2024USD 71.72
28. Mar. 2024USD 71.31
27. Mar. 2024USD 70.40
26. Mar. 2024USD 69.94
25. Mar. 2024USD 69.76
24. Mar. 2024USD 69.55
23. Mar. 2024USD 69.55
22. Mar. 2024USD 69.47

999 Gold for different weights from 1 gram to 1,000 gram

FinenessGold Price
1 gram 999 goldUSD 76.78
2 gram 999 goldUSD 153.56
5 gram 999 goldUSD 383.90
10 gram 999 goldUSD 767.80
20 gram 999 goldUSD 1,535.60
25 gram 999 goldUSD 1,919.50
50 gram 999 goldUSD 3,839.00
100 gram 999 goldUSD 7,678.00
200 gram 999 goldUSD 15,356.00
250 gram 999 goldUSD 19,195.00
500 gram 999 goldUSD 38,390.00
1000 gram 999 goldUSD 76,780.00

Calculate the Price for 999 gold jewelry

999 gold ring
999 gold ring

To calculate the price for 999 gold jewelry, you need to know the weight of the item in grams and the current market price of gold per gram.

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What is 999 gold in karat?

999 gold denotes the purity of gold in an alloy by parts per thousand. Therefore, 999 gold is 99.9% of 1000.

Karat denotes the gold purity on a 24 part system.

Therefore, 99.9% of 24 is 24.

In conclusion, 999 gold is 24 karat.

Understanding 999 Gold

999 gold is a type of gold alloy that contains 99.9% pure gold and 0.1% other metals. The term “999” is a hallmark that indicates the purity of the gold. This type of gold is also known as 24-karat gold because it contains 24 parts pure gold and 0 parts other metals.

What is the 999 gold symbol?

In many countries, including the United States, gold jewelry must be hallmarked to indicate its purity. The hallmark is a stamp or engraving that is placed on the piece of jewelry to indicate the percentage of pure gold it contains. In the case of 999 gold, the hallmark will typically be “999” or “24k”. (In US and UK 24k is stamped, in other European countries 999).

The hallmarking standards for gold jewelry can vary by country. For example, in the United Kingdom, gold jewelry must be hallmarked by an independent assay office to ensure its purity. In the United States, the hallmarking standards are set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC has adapted karat as a standard; read the guide here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the value of 999 gold determined?

The value of 999 gold is determined by its weight, purity, and the current market price of gold. The weight of the gold is measured in grams, and the purity is indicated by the “999” mark, which means that the gold is 99.9% pure. This is by definition 24 karat, in which the official gold price is quoted.

What does the 999 mark indicate on gold jewelry?

The “999” mark on gold jewelry indicates that the piece is made of 99.9% pure gold. The remaining 0.1% is made up of other metals, such as copper and silver.

How can you distinguish between genuine and fake 999 gold stamps?

To distinguish between genuine and fake 999 gold, you must assay the gold. This is best done by jewelry shop or a gold trader. Read more about gold assaying in gold properties.

Can you pawn jewelry marked with 999 gold?

Yes, you can pawn jewelry marked with 999 gold. The amount of money you can get for the jewelry will depend on several factors, such as the weight of the gold, the current market price of gold, and the condition of the piece.

What does 999 gold purity mean?

999 gold, also known as 24k gold, consists of 99.9% pure gold and 0.1% other metals and materials.

What are 999 gold alloys?

999 gold, known as 24 karat gold, consists of 99.9% fine gold, with the remainder typically comprising metals like copper and silver to enhance color and strength. Rose gold variants may have a higher copper content, giving them a distinctive pink hue. These alloys not only contribute to the metal’s durability but also to its color variety, such as white, yellow, or rose gold. Read more about gold alloys.

What is the hallmark of 999 gold?

Hallmarks for 999 gold, indicating its 99.9% purity, typically include a “999” stamp. This hallmark confirms that the piece is made of 24 karat gold. Jewelry may also carry additional marks indicating the manufacturer or the country of origin, such as “999 Italy”​.

Is 999 gold a good investment?

In general, it is better to buy 999 gold as coins or bars for investment purposes. As the markup is minimal compared to gold jewelry. Also investment coins and bars are standardized which makes the check for authenticity much easier, in contrast to gold jewelry.

How should I store and care for 999 gold jewelry?

To maintain 999 gold jewelry, store it in a cool, dry place, ideally in individual soft cloth pouches or a lined jewelry box to prevent scratches. For care, gently clean the jewelry with a soft cloth and mild soap and water, avoiding harsh chemicals and abrasive materials that could damage the gold​.