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Certificate of Authenticity

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All purchases from gkratnam.com, come with a certificate of authenticity. Along with a description, the certificate states gross weight, gold purity and gold / diamond weights in your product (see sample below): A soft copy of this certificate can also be requested on WhatsApp / E-Mail. Third Party Appraisals If you would like a third party appraisal please contact us and we would be glad to arrange it for you for a nominal fee.

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Technicalities - Jadau and Thappa

Posted by Pulkit Malpani on

We proud ourselves on being completely honest with our clientele and strongly advocate transparency in all forms. Following are some must-knows on the two major types of kundan meena jewellery: Jadau Jewellery: Uncut diamonds (also known as old-cut diamonds or polkies) are set in a solid gold lattice with fine craftsmanship Resale value is 80% of price, provided the jewellery is intact Thappa Jewellery: These collectables are fully handcrafted with real diamond polkies, set in a gold foil of purity 23K. Gold 'foil' does NOT mean gold plated - it's approx 0.05 mm thick (standard household foil is typically 0.016 mm) Such jewellery...

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Technicalities - Polki & Gold Purity

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Gold: 24K front / 20K back / 14K side: This is the purity that kundan meena jewellery has been made in, traditionally. In this case, the purity of back is 20K while the walls (also referenced as sides) are made in 14K pure gold whereas the gold surrounding polkies is pure 24K. 24K front / 18K hallmark: With standardisation, the concept of hallmark has come in nowadays, where both the back and side are 18K and the front is still 24K pure. One might feel that we should go for hallmark only, but essentially it doesn't make much of a difference. Think of...

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Jadau Care

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Every piece of jewellery is a work of art, and needs to be treated with care and caution. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind to protect your jewellery - Spraying perfume directly on to your piece of polki jewellery could in time damage it. There may be gradual discolouration because of the chemicals in the perfume and / or if the moisture that settles in. Store your Jadau Jewellery in a dry place, at room temperature away from moisture. Your best storage option is an airtight plastic box, or the box provided by us. Beware, of the...

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Making of Jadau!

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Jadau work is team work, where a group of craftsmen are involved together. Each craftsman carries out a specific task related to the jewellery creation. The Chiterias make the basic design, Ghaarias are responsible for engraving and making holes, Meenakari or Enamelling is done by the enameller and the goldsmith takes care of the kundan or the gold. The word kundan means highly refined gold, and a highly refined and pure form of molten gold is used. Steps: 1. Gadhayi : The first step of creating this unique jewellery is to define the structure with gold strips. Image of a typical mould...

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