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Kochi, a city located in the south Indian state of Kerala is known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Being a port city and its strategic placement near the sea enabled Kochi to bloom into spice trading hub in Kerala in the past. When Vasco da Gama reached Indian shores, Kochi was the first to be turned as a European colony when the Portuguese overtook in 1503. The strategic location of Kochi is the reason for placement of Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command. The city also houses Kerala headquarters of the Indian Coast Guard. It functions as the commercial, financial and industrial capital of Kerala presently. Keralites also pride themselves in the amount of gold they possess as it is a symbol of wealthy status. They buy gold for weddings, festive occasions, for investment purposes etc. Gold rate in Kochi depends on the demand and supply factor predominantly. Spices, chemical and fertilizers, IT, import and export of container cargo, are the major contributors of the city’s economy. Kochi’s tourist places still has traces of Portuguese culture like Paradesi Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jew Town, Mattancherry Palace, Cherai Beach and Kerala Folklore Museum

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Difference between 18 Karat, 22 Karat and 24 Karat gold

“Karat” is the internationally recognized term used to denote the purity and weight of gold. Higher the Karat, better the purity of gold. 

1) 24 Karat: 24 Karat gold is the purest and most expensive form of gold found in the market. Owing to it’s pliability 24-Karat gold is not usually used to make jewellery and is instead used for investment purposes, in the form of coins or bars. 

2) 22 Karat: 22 Karat gold is generally used in the jewellery industry. In this type, pure gold is mixed with several alloys like zinc, nickel, or silver to make the gold harder and fit for jewellery. Generally, 22 Karat gold is 91.67% pure. 

3)18 Karat: 18 Karat gold is the gold that is prepared by mixing 75% gold with 25% other alloys. 18 Karat gold is the cheapest type of gold available in the market.

How to calculate old gold jewellery price?

Gold has always been one of the most significant investment options for Indians. The high liquidity of gold and its consistent value makes it a popular option for investment purposes. It also acts as a hedge against fluctuations in the market. Gold can either be pledged in the form of a gold loan or it can be sold to meet urgent financial deficits. It pays to be aware of the value of gold to prevent unscrupulous activities by the lenders or jewelers. It is not very complicated to calculate the value of the gold. The weight and the purity of the gold will have to be tested at an assaying laboratory. There are two methods to calculate the purity of the gold. It can be denoted in percentage or in karat.

  1. Karat method: By multiplying the gold’s weight, purity, and gold rate, and then dividing it by 24, you can arrive at the purity of the gold by the karat method.
  1. Percentage method: By multiplying the gold’s weight, purity, and gold rate, and then by dividing it by 100, you can arrive at the value of the gold in terms of the percentage.

How is gold rate determined?

Gold rates in India are determined by an array of factors. It could be the supply of gold in comparison to its demand both locally as well as globally, inflationary rates, the gold reserves present in the possession of the government, ongoing import and interest rates, taxes and levies. These are only some of the several micro and macroeconomic factors that could affect gold rates.

As a rational borrower with a personal stake, you need to be aware of the gold rate in cityname. There is almost always a variation between the gold price in the market as compared to the valuation that the lender offers. This is because lenders follow a unique way of evaluating gold. They arrive at the price by taking the average of 22 Karat gold from the past thirty days. Hence, your gold valuationdepends on this average price as well as the lender's loan-value ratio. Recently, the RBI has ruled that lenders can disburse loans of up to 90% of gold's market value until March 31, 2021.

KDM vs Hallmark gold - What's the difference?

The purity and quality of gold is something buyers are always apprehensive of. There are different types of gold that buyers can choose from. Buyers often have a tough time distinguishing between the Hallmark gold and the KDM gold. 

1) Hallmark Gold: Hallmark gold is the type of gold upon which, tests are conducted at assaying centers and is approved for sale by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Hallmark gold is available in four varieties being 23 Karat, 22 Karat, 21 Karat, and 18 Karat.

2) KDM Gold: KDM gold is a type of gold made combining 8% cadmium with 92% gold. Not only does this tamper with the purity of gold, but it also has certain health risks associated with it because of which the production of this gold has been terminated. 

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