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Fool’s Gold, for Real? 10 Quirky Facts About Gold Jewellery!

Did you know? Due to a similar appearance to gold, the mineral pyrite has the nickname fool’s gold. Gold has been one of the most precious metals around the world. And as we all know, it’s on even higher ground in India. A subject of discussion for everyone, Gold is the talk of the town. Whether it is regarding the karat weight, the purity, how to know if it’s real gold or some fun facts about it – the curiosity has got us all. So, to fulfil those pesky thoughts, we’ve rounded up some fun and interesting facts about Gold that you may or may not have heard of! #1. Nearly all of the gold on Earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet over 200 million years after it formed. #2. Gold metal flakes are a part of many foods and drinks and are still used in some food…

5 Things to Know About Gold Jewellery #melorra

When we think about gold, either we go back in time to our Bollywood movies with tons of gold biscuits or we think of those chunky hand me downs from our grandmothers and to that gold earrings or bangles that our mum would only occasionally wear for those dressy festive soirees! In the Indian context, gold has always been a big part of our lives. Whether it was jewellery shopping with our family or visits to the locker to take a look at the family heirlooms. Furthermore, the first piece of jewellery that was owned by women were a pair of gold earrings in the form of a wire or hoops which were permanently placed when their ears were pierced (which was age 1 or younger, just saying). Knowing the value of gold was a lesson learnt without much thought. However, as the value of gold increased, so did its…

10 Facts About 18Kt Gold You Need to Know NOW!

Ever wondered what is 18Kt gold? How is it different from 24kt gold? Have you ever been skeptical about the quality of 18Kt gold, its purity and the durability? Wondered why it is cheaper in cost and light in weight? Worry not, we’ve got all the answers lined up for you! Read on … #Fact 1 – What is ‘Kt’? Spelling it out – The ‘Kt’ in the 18Kt, 14Kt, 22Kt or 24Kt stands for ‘karat’. A unit that measures the purity and quality of gold. So, higher the karat, higher would be the percentage of gold. Point to note: Karat is NOT same as Carat. While Karat is a unit to measure purity of gold, Carat is a unit of mass used to measure diamonds and gemstones. #Fact 2 – What’s the Percentage? Let’s do the math – 18Kt contains 75% gold mixed with 25% of alloyed metal. 24Kt…