Frequently asked questions
What are the points necessary to consider before buying Gold Jewellery?
If you don’t have too many gold pieces in your wardrobe, you may want to familiarize yourself with some facts before buying:
1. While many people are drawn in by the purity of 24-karat gold (99.99% pure), it’s actually too soft to be used in most jewellery and chances of you damaging and deforming them are very high.
2. Alloyed gold is always stronger. The lower the kt of the jewellery, the lesser the amount of gold present in it and stronger is the jewellery. But keep in mind that reduces the lustre and other properties too so you may want to buy a piece that whilst strong has all the attributes of a good jewellery piece. Usually, 22kt and 18kt gold jewellery are preferred but over these years due to budget constraints, 14kt and 10kt have become popular too.
3. Look for hallmarked jewellery. Your gold jewellery should have a quality mark with the karat value mentioned on it with the means of a laser engraver.
4. Always insist on a bill and cross-check the details mentioned about the jewellery piece. Keep the bill handy and store it in a safe place in case you wish to resell your jewellery in the future cause it makes selling it a lot easier and ensures you won’t get duped.
What are the different types of Gold Alloys?
Alloys are made by combining two or more metals. This is often done to increase the strength of the base metal, in this case, it being gold. No matter what the colour the kt remains the same as mentioned and all have the same resale value irrespective of their colour. Below are some of the several popular types of gold alloys that you’re probably familiar with or heard about:
1. Yellow gold is what most of us think of when we picture traditional gold jewellery. It’s often a mix of pure gold with silver, copper, and zinc. It’s the most hypoallergenic and requires the least amount of maintenance of all the types of gold.
2. White gold is an alloy of gold with nickel or palladium, zinc and copper. It’s a popular type of gold as it’s affordable and in-line with the white-metal trend. White gold is more durable and scratch-resistant than traditional yellow gold.
3. Rose gold is in trend right now in the jewellery industry. It’s not quite the traditional gold finish but not quite the pink colour either and gives it a different yet trendy look. It gets its colour from alloying gold with copper. This results in a variety of blush pink tones that are all the rage with women of all ages right now. Because of the copper content, it’s more durable than yellow and white gold.