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Whenever one plans to buy Gold or gold jewellery, the very first thing that he should ensure is the purity of Gold i.e how pure the gold.But the real question is how an individual can check the purity of gold without spending huge sums of money or time? To protect the rights of consumers, the government of India has made hallmarking of gold jewellery mandatory in India. Hallmarking of gold jewellery will not only help to keep control on quality but also safeguard consumers from false jewelers. Below is a guideline given by Bureau of Indian Standards which everybody must read to...

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What comes to your mind the moment you think about diamonds? - Richness, money and status, right? You might have surely thought why diamonds are so expensive, why are diamonds so valuable? Let us see what makes this colorless sparkling stones so important. First of all, not all diamonds are expensive. Most of the naturally occurring diamonds are imperfect, they have defects and can’t be found in the jewelry showrooms. These diamonds are used for other industrial purpose and their price is relatively quite low. Now coming to the expensive ones- we need to understand this that most of the...

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Jewelry casting is not just a method of making jewelry but it is a form of art that has been in existence for thousands of years. Since the time that man learnt to melt metal, artisans have been pouring molten gold into cavities shaped in stones, plaster, sand and cuttlefish bone. The solidified castings were then pried or broken free from the encasements in which they were poured by primitive craftsman who then tooled them into items of adornment. Jewelry casting has become more dynamic than ever with the advent of high frequency melting and a host of other technologies....

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Jewelry designing is the art and profession of designing and creating jewelry- you need that vision and creativity to design unique and elegant jewelry designs. The art has taken many forms throughout the centuries, from the simple beadwork of ancient times to the sophisticated metalworking and gem cutting known in the modern days. Traditional methods: Traditional hand drawing and drafting methods are still used in designing jewelry at the conceptual stage particularly, wherein the designer conveys the exact idea of his design by illustrating it precisely and accurately, keeping the sizes and proportions in mind. The traditional hand-illustrated jewelry is...

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You might obviously know about the old school methods of cleaning your jewelry, like using toothpaste to make diamonds sparkle, beer to bring a shine on your gold and ketchup to polish silver- but don’t try this method on your own jewelry. Get your valuable jewelry sparkling and shining better than ever by using these simple cleaning tips.   1. Gold and Diamonds: Lotion, soaps and everyday dirt can clog the prongs, making stones appear facet-less and flat. Have you ever looked under your ring? Even gold chains and pendant get gunked up through every day wear. Cleanse your gold in...

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