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There has been a debate between archaeological and literary evidence regarding the origin of Raipur in Chhattisgarh. The former says the city has been in existence since 9th century while the latter argues that it has been there since Mauryan empire. However, today Raipur has emerged as a major business hub and a lucrative tourist destination. The city was very much part of Madhya Pradesh up until 2000 when Chhattisgarh was formed. Beyond the business and tourism there no other city which boasts the existence of educational mammoths like NIT, IIIT, AIIMS, IIM, and Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) in the same region. Raipur is significantly also one of the top gold consuming cities in the state by both rural and urban population. Gold rate in Raipur is decided upon several factors like global market and demand in the business. The historic city offers some eye-soothing tourist places like Budhapara Lake, Vivekanand Sarovar, Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum, Doodhari Monastery and Temple, Mahamaya Temple and Kevalya Dham.

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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.

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.

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.

Benefits of investing in gold

In its 3000 year history of trade, the price of gold has never dipped below zero. This is a very compelling fact when you pit gold against cash, whose value keeps is in a constant state of flux. This is only one of several reasons to put your gold to good use! Some of the other benefits of investing in gold are:

1) High Yield Returns: Gold is the best choice of investment if one is looking to make a low-risk investment for a high yield return.

2) Demand for Gold: In the wake of gold ETFs and Sovereign Gold bonds, the demand for gold has been constantly increasing.

3) Hedge Function- Gold functions as a hedging instrument against financial market fluctuations. This makes it a safe bet in the face of recession.

4) Liquid Asset- Being a liquid asset that can be transported and stored anywhere, gold can easily be sold or pledged against an instant loan.

5) Authenticity- Gold is a precious metal well known for its purity and value. This makes it easy to recognize high-quality gold which can simply be bought after verifying if the seller is authorized to do so.



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