Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I know my item is authentic?
- What does "karat" mean?
- What are the most common karats used?
- Is there actually gold in the leather?
- What is the difference between Precious Surface gold technology and others?
How do I know my item is authentic?
Each gold leather baseball comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, guaranteeing the gold used in your baseball is certified to be 24 karat. The leather is independently verified by a reputable Swiss organization that thoroughly inspects and verifies the contents. Through our partnership with Rawlings, the official supplier of baseballs to MLB, each baseball is handcrafted at the actual Rawlings factory. They use the same process by which all of today's major league baseball's are created.^back to top
What does "karat" mean?
The karat (abbr. kt) is the measure of the purity of gold alloys. Gold karats are always denoted in twenty-fourths. Thus, pure gold has 24 karats, which means 24/24 parts by mass are gold.^back to top
What are the most common karats used?
The most common karats used for gold are as follows:
PURENESS FINENESS 24 karat 999 or higher 21 karat 875 18 karat 750 14 karat 585 10 karat 417 9 karat 375 8 karat 333
Is there actually gold in the leather?
Yes! The Precious Surface process infuses the gold directly into the surface of the leather using nanotechnology. There is no plating, covering or coating involved.^back to top
What is the difference between Precious Surface gold technology and others?
Process Description Presence of Gold Karats Main Use Precious Surface 24 kt gold nanotechnology Yes 24 kt Any; very durable Gold Leaf Gold hammered into extremely thin sheets Yes 22 kt Decoration; very delicate Gold Dust Gold ground into a powder Yes 22 kt Decoration; must be mixed
with a binder