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Varanasi is synonymous with spirituality and regarded as the holiest city in India. It is said so as it is believed that Lord Shiva founded Varanasi, according to Hindu mythology. Home to a mind-boggling 23,000 temples, ancient city lies on banks of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. It is a famous holy pilgrimage site and referred to as also Kasi or Banaras. Not just a city of temples, Varanasi is a major industrial centre too. Silk weaving industry, manufacturing units of metals, musical instruments, handicrafts, brassware and gold jewellery are undertaken diligently here. Gold is equivalent to a sacred metal as deities in temples are adorned with gold ornaments which are sometimes offered by devotees. Due to this gold business flourishes in the city with people often checking the gold rate in Varanasi to buy the precious yellow metal. The famous Banarasi saree produced here is the souvenir taken back by many tourists. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, Durga Temple, Alamgir Mosque, Dashashwamedh Ghat, and Ramnagar Fort are some of the compelling places to visit.

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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 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.

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.

Why is Gold considered a Precious Metal?

If there was another indicator to measure wealth in the world, barring currency, it would be gold. It is one of the nine noble metals, but gold’s value in the economy surpasses that of its counterparts. But the exploration and extraction of gold is a slow-moving, laborious process.

However, this metal still has a readily available market across the globe, which increases its liquidity, thereby making it an ideal asset. Owners of gold articles have the freedom to convert them into cash with ease.

Moreover, gold is a luxury good, which means that people purchase it in larger quantities when their income rises. Therefore, this yellow metal generally exhibits a steady increase due to high demand and inadequate supply, especially in a country like India. Most free-market economies of the world use gold reserves to hedge against inflation. As a result, this metal possesses an intrinsic value in the global economy as well.

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