Gold FAQs

Gold jewellery is a stable of success, love, and commitment. And when you are buying gold, you need to make sure you are buying what’s right. But we understand that buying gold can be confusing, and you may have some questions, which is why here is a list of the most frequently asked questions that we get asked regularly.

1. What is the difference between 10k, 14k, 18k, and 24k gold?

Karat, or the ‘K’, stands for the percentage of pure gold present in the metal allow of the jewellery. Pure gold is quite malleable, so to make the jewellery strong, it is mixed with other metals to make it more durable.

Karat, or the ‘K’, stands for the percentage of pure gold present in the metal allow of the jewellery. Pure gold is quite malleable, so to make the jewellery strong, it is mixed with other metals to make it more durable.

In essence, the higher the karat number, the more pure gold is present in the jewellery. Here’s how much pure gold is present in each category:

  • 10K = 41.6% = .416
  • 14K = 58.3% = .583
  • 18K = 75% = .750
  • 22K = 91.6% = .916
  • 24k = 100%

Here, 24K is rarely used in jewellery since it is quite soft, making the jewellery fragile. Also, the higher the karat, the higher the price of the jewellery.

2. What is the difference between KT and CT Gold?

None. North American countries use K or KT (karat), whereas some other countries use C or CT (carat) for the same purpose.

3. What is the natural colour of gold?

The natural colour of pure gold is yellow and the lower the karat, the less yellowish it will appear.

4. What exactly is rose gold?

Apple iPhones made rose gold, also known as pink gold, popular, and it is the newest trend in the gold market. Rose gold is nothing but an alloy mixture of pure gold and copper, which gives us a slight pinkish hue.

5. Are white gold rings plated with rhodium?

Yes, many white gold rings, and other jewellery, are plated with rhodium to make it whiter, shinier, and scratch-resistant. Although, note that the rhodium plating can wear off in a couple of years and requires ongoing maintenance.

6. How do I know if my gold jewellery is authentic?

There are many ways to check this, and here are some of the easiest:

  • Look for a gold karat stamp that signifies the purity of the jewellery
  • Rub the jewellery on ceramic. If it makes a golden mark, it’s real
  • Real gold is also heavier than non-gold jewellery of similar size

7. Is gold a good investment?

Yes, gold is a precious metal that’s rare and has a high economic value. Gold is one of the safest ways of investing your money for the future. If you have any more questions about gold or are looking for your next gold jewellery, feel free to reach out to Punjab Jewellers. Your search for high-quality gold jewellery ends here!

Diamonds FAQs

Gift your loved one a jewellery piece that reminds them of your love. When you approach Punjab Jewellers, you can choose from our stunning diamond jewellery collection that embraces timeless glamour. Buying diamond jewellery can bring up challenges. So, we are here to answer your common questions.

1. What are the four Cs?

The fours Cs are: cut, color, clarity and carat. Assessing each of these when purchasing a diamond stone, each element play an important role in defining the diamond quality.

2. What is a carat?

This is the most common way to measure the quality of a diamond. A carat or karat quite simply defines the diamond weight.

3. Are our diamonds certified?

Our diamonds are graded through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). They set the standard of each diamond stone quality. However, we also have diamonds that are non-GIA grade, so be sure to ask our representative for clarification.

4. What cutting styles are offered?

Diamond stones come in different shapes and cutting styles. We offer the top cutting styles in the market like cushion, Asscher or radiant cut.

5. What’s the right price for the stone?

For new diamond buyers, this can be a tough question to ask. It’s vital that you are paying the right price for the stone value. The 4Cs is vital to understand the grade and the quality you are purchasing. When it comes to diamond value, the biggest rock on display is not always the most valuable. When you shop at Punjab Jewellers, you are in experts hands that guide you to make the right choice.

6. Do we craft custom diamond jewellery?

Yes, we do. We offer customer diamond jewellery for men’s and Ladies Diamond Rings, Mangalsutras, Earrings, Sets and unique pieces. For customer diamond jewellery, our team takes special attention to what you’d like and have an expert jeweller craft it. Desired for their brilliance, scintillation and durability, diamonds are a symbol of everlasting love and are in the dreams of many couples and brides-to-be. Let us help you make the right choice so you give joy and happiness to your loved one.