Gold is among the most loved and precious metal in the world. Men and women around the globe are passionate about gold and gold jewellery. They love to wear gold in any form, be it a ring, pendant, chain, earrings, bracelets, watches or accessories. Gold is such a beautiful and versatile metal that goes with any outfit, any color and any occasion. It enhances your personality and adds a charm to your look. It is a fashionable piece as well as a security. Gold forms the ideal choice for gifting as it makes occasions, both religions and others like weddings, anniversaries, graduations, etc., momentous and it also makes for a security asset for the receiver. Gold is a valuable metal and it can be a significant investment as its value is increasing with the passage of time. Gold has proven to be very stable over the past 200 years. If you look back through history you would find that one ounce of gold has hardly changed at all. One ounce of gold now still purchases the same, if not more as it did 200 years ago. In the last 10 years alone, gold has appreciated by over 78%. It is likely that this scenario will continue over the years to come. Another significant attribute of gold is that it is a moveable asset and more importantly, it can be liquidated easily around the world. Gold has become the accepted global hard currency. Inflation, recession etc. will continue as more paper money is printed. Yet, the value of the gold will remain the same in terms of its purchasing power for many years to come.
The purity or the quality of gold is measured in Karat (K). Pure gold is too soft to use it as jewellery. So it is alloyed with a mixture of metals like silver, copper, nickel, and zinc to give it strength and durability. The purest Gold is of 24 karats, followed by 18 karats, which has 75% Gold and 14 karats with 58.3% Gold.In the European system, 18 karat Gold is marked as 750, to indicate 75% Gold. Similarly 14 karat is marked as 585 and so on. The karat markings on Gold jewellery are usually accompanied by hallmarks or trademarks of manufacturers, to indicate its authenticity and purity.
The price of gold jewellery is dependent upon the purity of the gold used or karat weight, as well as the design and construction of the piece of jewellery.
Keep your gold jewellery fresh and clean, and always glittering like new! Just follow these simple tips: