5 tips on buying gold jewellery

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5 Tips On Buying Gold Jewellery

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Post on 08-Aug-2015




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  1. 1. 5 Tips On Buying Gold Jewellery
  2. 2. Gold is a symbol of purity, prosperity and opulence. Especially so when it comes to Indian families. Be it any occasion, gold jewellery finds its way in. Yes, we are indulgent. But are we well informed of the finer details to keep in mind while purchasing gold jewellery? Here are some tips that can come in handy.
  3. 3. #1 Understand What Is A Karat Gold is measured in karats with 24 karats being pure gold. However, gold in its purest form is brittle and soft. It is usually mixed with other elements like copper, silver, nickel or zinc to make it strong. For example, 14 karats gold is 14 parts gold and 10 parts base metal. Most common karat options are 18K, 22K and 24K. Higher the karat weight, more expensive the jewellery is, also softer.
  4. 4. #2 Check Hallmarking In many countries, including India, laws demand every piece of gold jewellery to bear a stamp mark indicating its carat quality. This is called hallmarking. In India, our government has identified BIS as the sole agency overlooking the hallmarking scheme. BIS certification therefore marks the standard of gold jewellery in India. The hallmark is usually found on the inside part of each piece and, indicating the gold content.
  5. 5. #3 Decide On The Colour This might come as a surprise, but gold need not always be yellow. Though yellow gold is the most popular and most sought after, you can find gold in rose, white and even designer colours like green, blue and brown.
  6. 6. #4 The Pricing Remember that the price of gold jewellery is determined by its purity, the alloys combined with it and the labour that has gone into its making. Higher the skill and labour, the more expensive would be the jewellery. The weight also determines the price of gold jewellery. It is usually weighed in grams and higher the gram weight, the more expensive the piece.
  7. 7. #5 Enquire About Policies Enquire about the return policies and certificate of authentication while purchasing. This is to protect you when you decide to return or sell your jewellery. In addition, having a certificate of authenticity ensures that you are purchasing a quality piece of solid gold jewellery. It also indicates the value of the piece.
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