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Chennai or ‘Namma Chennai’ as it is called by the locals fondly translates to ‘our Chennai’. It was a fishing town where the British strategically built their trading hub in South India at St. Fort George and was later made their administrative capital. Present day Chennai is famous for its thriving temples and colonial architectural marvels. The city is also a manufacturing hub for automobile and shipping industry. Buying gold jewellery for investment and personal purposes is common among the residents. This why the gold rate in Chennai is followed by the masses. Chennai is a city which prides itself in its local flavour, culture and its language – Tamil. The festival of Tamilians as its called, Pongal is the biggest celebrated festival across the state and its capital. Many monuments exhibiting timeless colonial architecture like the High Court, St. Fort George, The Armenian Church, Chepauk Palace, Santhome church are among other attractions like Kapaleeswar temple and Parthasarathi temple.

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Benefits of investing in gold

There are several reasons to put your gold to good use. For starters, people are always looking for the best way to generate high returns. On that note, gold has forever been the conservative investor's best avenue for yielding high returns. With the introduction of Gold ETFs and Sovereign Gold Bonds, the demand for gold has been steadily increasing. The top advantage of gold against cash is that the gold gram rate has never dipped below zero in it’s more than 3000-years' history. Gold also functions as a hedge against financial market fluctuations. Hence, whenever there is a recession, people move towards gold. Additionally, gold is a liquid asset, which means you can either sell it or pledge it in exchange for instant cash loan. Unlike physical money, gold is portable and can be stored anywhere. Lastly, identifying high-quality gold does not require expert understanding. Anyone can buy gold according to its purity while the seller's certificate acts as the proof of its purity. 

How to calculate old gold jewellery price?

Indians have traditionally used gold for investment purposes. Gold is considered a hedge against financial disruptions. However, when you want to sell gold for meeting urgent financial needs, you should be aware of how old gold jewellery is valued. The right knowledge would keep you safe against unscrupulous jewellers. To calculate the value of gold, you have to take it to the nearest assaying or testing laboratory and get its weight and purity tested. The centre certifies gold's purity in Karat or percentage. To calculate the value of the old gold jewellery by the Karat purity method, you have to multiply the gold's weight, purity, and gold rate and divide it by 24. To calculate the value of the old gold jewellery by the percentage purity method, you have to multiply the gold's weight, purity, and gold rate and divide it by 100.

Effect of GST on Gold Prices.

GST or Goods and Services Tax came into effect on 1st July 2017 by subsuming the repetitive tax structure of the previous regime and bringing transparency and accountability in the taxation system.

The implementation of this new tax regime has left a considerable effect on the prices of several commodities, of which gold accrues enormous importance due to its national and international demand.

Under the new tax regime, the GST on gold was fixed at 3% with an additional 8% tax on the making charges and import duty of 10%. Later, the making charges tax was revised and reduced to 5%. As a whole, the yellow metal has become expensive by 0.75% in the post-GST era.

A primary reason that accounts for the rising gold price is 10% import duty. However, traders have managed to evade that by importing gold from countries like South Korea, with which India shares the Free Trade Agreement. 

KDM vs Hallmark gold - What's the difference?

When it comes to buying gold for jewellery or investment purposes, people often get confused about the purity and quality of the gold. The two most commonly confused types of gold are KDM gold and hallmark gold. KDM gold refers to the gold that is made by mixing cadmium with gold, where gold is 92% and cadmium 8%. This brings down the gold's purity level to 92%. However, of late, the production of KDM gold has stopped, due to the associated health risks. Hallmark gold is gold certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The test is conducted at the assaying centres approved by the BIS. Hallmark gold is available in four varieties:

  1. a) 23 Karat
  2. b) 22 Karat
  3. c) 21 Karat
  4. d) 18 Karat. 

Higher the carat, better the purity. Hence, depending on how you plan to use the gold, you may select the carat.

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