Decoding Gold Jewellery: Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!

Gold jewellery has been an integral part of Indian culture and heritage for centuries. From everyday elegance to auspicious occasions, gold jewellery holds a special place in our hearts. Yet, it's natural to have questions when it comes to purchasing and caring for gold jewellery. In this blog post, we answer frequently asked questions about gold jewellery, helping you to make informed and enjoy your cherished pieces. 

  1. Is all gold jewellery the same?

No, gold jewellery comes in different purities, commonly represented in carats (ct) or karats (K). Pure gold is 24K, but it is too soft for everyday wear. So, gold jewellery is typically available in 22K, 18K, and 14K variants, where the number represents the percentage of gold in the alloy. Higher karat gold contains a higher percentage of pure gold.

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  1. How do I determine the authenticity of gold jewellery?

To ensure the authenticity of gold jewellery, look for a hallmark or stamp indicating the purity of the gold. In India, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) hallmark is widely recognized and suggests that the jewellery meets national standards of purity.

gold bracelet hallmark huid bis purity 22k


  1. How should I care for my gold jewellery?

To maintain the radiance of your gold jewellery, follow these tips:

  • Store it in a separate box or pouch to prevent scratches.
  • Avoid wearing gold jewellery while swimming, using harsh chemicals, or during intense physical activities. 
  • Clean it regularly using mild soap and warm water,  gently rubbing it with a soft cloth.
  • Periodically take your gold jewellery to a trusted jeweller for professional cleaning and inspection. 

jewellery care guide how to care for gold jewelry


  1. Can gold jewellery be resized?

Yes, gold jewellery can be resized by a professional jeweller, although intricate designs or gemstones may need extra care. So, it's best to consult with a jeweller to determine the feasibility of resizing and ensure the piece maintains its integrity.

  1. How can I choose the right gold jewellery for different occasions?

To choose the right gold jewellery for various occasions, consider the event, your personal style, and the neckline or outfit you plan to wear. Delicate pieces like chains and pendants offer versatility and can be worn for both casual and formal occasions. For special events and celebrations, opt for statement pieces such as necklaces or earrings with intricate designs.

  1. What is the best way to determine my ring size?

To find your ring size, visit a jeweller for professional measurements or use online guides and printable ring sizers. Remember that different fingers may have slightly different sizes, so measure the specific finger you plan to wear the ring. 

jewellery ring size checker

  1. How can I ensure the safety of my gold jewellery?

To protect your gold jewellery, consider these precautions:

  • Insure your valuable pieces to safeguard against loss or theft.
  • Store them securely in a locked safe or bank locker.
  • Avoid flaunting expensive jewellery in public places to minimize the risk of attracting unwanted attention.

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  1. Can gold jewellery cause allergies or skin reactions? 

Pure gold itself does not typically cause allergies. However, some individuals may be sensitive to certain alloys used in gold jewellery, such as nickel. If you have a known allergy or sensitivity, consider opting for hypoallergenic or nickel-free gold jewellery to minimize the risk of skin reactions.

jewellery ring gold reaction allergy

  1. How do I determine the value of my gold jewellery? 

The value of gold jewellery is influenced by factors such as the purity of gold, weight, craftsmanship, and current market prices. To get an accurate assessment of your gold jewellery's value, consult a trusted jeweller or appraiser who can evaluate its characteristics and provide an estimation based on prevailing market rates.  

  1. What are the different types of gold jewellery available? 

Gold jewellery comes in a wide array of styles and types. Some popular options include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, bangles, rings, pendants, and anklets. Each type offers its own unique charm and can be chosen based on personal preferences and occasions.

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  1. Can gold jewellery be customized or personalized?

Yes, many jewellers offer customization options, allowing you to create unique pieces that reflect your personal style. From engraving initials or special dates to designing bespoke jewellery, customization adds a personal touch to your gold jewellery.

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