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Karnataka is a state in the southwestern region of India. This is the only southern state to have land borders with all the other four southern Indian sister states. Karnataka is the manufacturing hub for some of the largest public sector industries in India. The port of Mangalore is among the four major ports in India that receive over 25 cruise ships every year. The close proximity to the sea gives the edge for port-related activities which contribute majorly to the economy. People here invest in gold for long-term purposes and follow the gold rate in Karnataka closely. The religious traditions that are native to Karnataka, combined with their long histories, have added immensely to the diverse cultural heritage of the state.

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Effect of GST on Gold Prices.

Goods and Services Tax has unified the earlier payable taxes like Value Added Tax (VAT), Customs duty, Central Excise duty, etc., and the whole indirect tax structure has been brought under one umbrella.

  • GST on Gold

GST on gold is levied when individuals opt for buying gold jewellery or bars. Individuals need to pay several taxes depending on the various processes involved in gold trading, manufacturing, and purchasing. To be precise, individuals need to pay GST of 5% on making charges, 10% on import duty and 3% on gold. However, the GST on making charges is a product of the new tax regime.

  • Impact of GST on Gold Prices

The new tax structure and implementation of several taxes have made gold expensive by 0.75%. Apart from the impact on gold prices, GST has stretched its effects on gold imports as well as across the organised and unorganised sectors, which are invariably linked with the increasing price of gold. 

How is Gold’s purity determined?

Gold is one of the most precious metals that do not corrode with time. Thus, from time immemorial, gold has been used to make jewellery and as a substitute to currency. Therefore, it is imperative to assess the gold’s purity to derive its actual value.

Following are some of the most commonly used methods to determine gold’s purity.

  • Karat or “K” is considered as one of the gold purity units. There are 0 to 24 grades on this Karat system, and each number denotes the gold purity of varying items. One can also convert this Karat to a percentage by dividing the Karat number by 24 and then multiplying it by 100. Nevertheless, 24K gold is considered to be the purest form of gold.
  • Gold merchants, however, use different techniques to measure gold purity. They either use traditional acid test where the gold of different purity are dipped into nitric acid and then matched with known K-labelled samples. Alternatively, they also use a digital gold tester that shows the most accurate result.
  • The buyers, nevertheless, can refer to the hallmark that is tattooed in the inner portion of any gold article. It rightly shows the purity, Karat weight, etc., of that particular gold article.

Individuals need to check gold purity before buying or selling.

How to calculate old gold jewellery price?

Indians usually attach a lot of sentimental value to their gold. Apart from jewelry, gold s used for several other purposes such as investment, hedging, or for availing an instant loan. If you choose to pledge your gold as collateral security, you must understand how your gold is valued. Here is how you can calculate the price of your gold jewelry.

1) To ascertain the purity and quality of your gold, take it to the nearest assaying center.

2) The assaying center presents the purity of the gold in terms of Karat or as a percentage figure.

3) If you wish to calculate the value of your gold using the 

  1. a) Karat purity method: Multiply the gold’s weight, purity, and gold rate and divide it by 24. 
  2. b) Percentage purity method: Multiply the gold’s weight, purity, and gold rate and divide it by 100.

What is QE and how does it affect Gold Prices?

QE or Quantitative Easing is a monetary policy that governments and central banks globally use to stimulate the economy. Typically, this policy comes into action when other monetary policies become ineffective.

Under QE, banks start printing and injecting money into the economy by purchasing assets. This method ultimately swells up the bank reserves and lowers the interest rates, which, in turn, increases economic activities. The recession in 2008 witnessed the application of this theory worldwide.

Central banks in major economies like the USA, Japan, and certain European countries started enforcing this system to encourage banks to lend. This economic policy shares a close relationship with the value of gold.

This relationship is inversely proportionate. It means when the injection of the paper currency increases in a system, the price of gold drops. Even though the presence of additional money in the system may seem like the gold price is increasing, the reality is quite the opposite.

When compared with other papers assets like stocks and bonds, the price of gold remains mostly similar or may go down in certain cases.

A concept to know here is Quantitative Easing Tapering. It means when central banks decide to stop printing currency, it creates a vacuum in the system. Therefore, less amount of money is chasing the same amount of gold. Consequently, the price of gold skyrockets owing to the laws of supply and demand.

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