Importance Of Gold Purity, Hallmarking In Diamond Rings

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But have you ever wondered about the Gold part in these jewels? I guess not, we all have a tendency to concentrate on the Diamond part, not caring too much about the precious metal which silently holds the Diamonds and invariably the design itself, in place.

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1) Firstly, check the Gold carat, generally Diamond jewelry is made in 10k, 14k or 18k. (24k = 100% Gold, so 18ct Gold = 75% Gold, 14ct Gold = 58.3% Gold).

2) As pure Gold is too soft to make jewelry, other metals like Copper, Silver, Palladium, etc. are added to it to make it strong.

3) As you can guess, the cost of these metals compared to the cost of Gold is almost negligible. Hence, when the metals are mixed with pure Gold to make your ring, their exact quantity is very important to you.

4) Why? Assume your Diamond ring is made in 18ct Gold, so that means 75% Gold added with some other metals. Meaning, you pay the price for 75% Gold, which is obviously 25% less than pure gold.

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5) Now, lets assume that Mr. ABC jeweler is selling you a beautiful Diamond ring, but while making the ring, he mixes 30% other metals with pure Gold? YOU still pay him for 75% Gold, but you get 70! Straight 5% out of your pocket! What if he mixes 40% other metals…. Do the math!

6) To prevent cheaters such as our Mr. ABC, major governments have devised a method called Gold Hallmarking.

7) Through this method, every participating jeweler has to send all ready jewelry to authorized hallmarking centers where the items are tested by refining a (tiny) part of the actual jewelry item!

8) Since the refining test is totally fool-proof, only those jewels that are above the said grade are passed and an official gold hallmark stamp is marked on them. This stamp usually contains the logo of the Government body, Gold carat of the jewel, and year when the test was done.