Distinctively yellow in colour with a natural lustre, gold is completely resistant to rust, tarnish and corrosion. With its unique heritage that spans over 6000 years as a medium of valued transactions and use in jewellery, gold continues to shine. It is extremely malleable on heating while retains high strength as a precious metal.
As pure gold is too malleable for everyday use, it is mixed with nickel, silver and copper to form a more durable alloy which gives the precious metal strength to be crafted as jewellery and coins. The purity of gold is denoted by “k” or Karat which indicates the amount of gold in the piece of jewellery or coin. 100% pure gold is denoted by 24k. The range of gold jewellery that is available is measured as 14k, 18k and most commonly 22k.
It is best to buy hallmark jewellery as it is a guarantee of the fineness of the jewellery piece. BIS is an Indian agency which has aligned with the international regulations relating to hallmarking jewellery and buying certified jewellery/gold is quality gold.
The price of gold jewellery will vary as per the gold price of that day, purity of gold in the jewellery piece and the karat weight. Additional charges levied include the level of crafting and workmanship cost of the jewellery piece.