With an array of jewellery brands and designs available to us, we are spoilt for choice. However, there are a few things you should keep in are a few things you should keep in mind to save you from heartaches later.Make a checklist of things that can come in handy when buying jewellery… According experts, while buying gold, diamond and jadau jewellery , one should look for designs which are classic, timeless and doe not get jaded after wearing it years. You should always buy jewellery that you are going to wear more often.”The top trends for this season are classic designs in jewellery with highly superior craftsmanship, keeping in mind the weight, the flexibility and the finish of the jewellery . Light-weight jewellery pieces are more popular these days than heavier pieces,” says Ishu Datwani, founder of a leading jewellery brand.
One of the less cumbersome jew ellery types to buy is gold as the purity mentioned is in terms of carats. Check the purity hallmark on the jewellery piece you have selected.Also find out the current gold rate and making charges per gram.Don’t forget to get the price and purity mentioned on the bill.
The cut, carat and impurities (from slightly imperfect to flawless) decide the purity of any diamond jewellery . There is an order as far as diamond colours are concerned. The colours are labelled from D to Z in descending order. When it comes to coloured stones, check whether they are precious or semi-precious. You should also ask for the per carat rate of the stone. As a common person is unable to identify any manipulation done, ask for IGI certificates for the diamonds.
Kundan or meena jadau jewellery may look good, but they are the most difficult one to evaluate. The make is such that these ornaments have thick encasing to hold kun dan. There are chances of lesser gold percentage in those walls. Check for the enamel work. Since the art work is prominent, there is a fair chance of a thick gold plate inside the gold jewellery , otherwise it may have a thin gold plate resulting in lesser gold weight. Normally bright red colour of enamel shows higher purity . Look for bright ness in the work.
THINGS TO KNOW
Colour of diamonds normally varies between white to brown (light brown, brown and dark brown).
All coloured stones (rubies, sapphires, emeralds, tourmaline, etc) have different valuation and characteristics.However it doesn’t affect the value of the whole piece.
When you ask the total weight of gold used and its purity, do not confuse it with the gross weight.y Gross weight is deceptive; it can n be enhanced up to twice or thrice d without increasing gold weight.
The value depends on gold , weight and not on the weight of flux used to enhance gross weight.
Always remember to ask for a e buy back certificate.
It is always better to be safe t and ask for guarantee when buying jewellery.
Dhaka,2 december (womeneye24.com)//sl/