How to evaluate, buy and preserve Kundan Meena Jadau Jewelry
How to evaluate Kundan Meena Hadau Jewelry?
Interested in buying some Kundan Meena Jadau ornaments? A temptation for the same is really irresistible especially for a woman or a girl. However, wait for a moment and read this article carefully before going to purchase such expensive jewelry!!!
You are going to invest a huge amount of buying it. The enameled gold Jewelry (ornament) you love to purchase has to remain with you for quite a long time, probably for the lifetime.
This investment can pay you a good return if carefully chosen. Gold has appreciated 5000 percent since last 35 years!!! And old antique Jadau? Much more than that. Believe?
It will be better to know about the inside story before buying it. You have all rights to know the real value of the jewelry you are purchasing. The value of Kundan Meena Jadau ornaments depends on several factors. Total gold weight and purity of gold play a major role in valuation. Value also depends on size, weight, and quality of the diamond and other stones.
Oh! I forget! Art and Design do matter.
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Factors of Kundan Meena Jadau evaluation
It is difficult for a common man or woman to evaluate Kundan Meena Jadau Jewelry. However, some tips are provided here.
1. Normally, thick walled ornaments have a lesser gold percentage. Thickness is used to pour more flux inside. It needs the expertise to determine whether fluxes are light in weight or heavy.
2. Look at the enamel work minutely. If the art is clearly visible and engravings are prominent, there is a fair chance of a thick gold plate inside the gold jewelry, Otherwise, it may have a thin gold plate resulting lesser gold weight in Meena Jewelry. Normally bright red color of enamel shows good purity. Even if the piece has enameling work in other colors brightness does matter.
3. Carat weight and quality of diamonds used effects a lot in the pricing of Kundan Meena Jadau Jewelry. These have a crucial role in high priced ornaments. In high-end products, the emphasis remains on the value of diamonds rather than gold. The price of diamonds depends on its size and quality. In general, bigger the size more the price. Whiteness and purity mainly determine the quality of diamonds.
Prices fall and rise sharply with quality and size. Hence, slight deterioration in quality may cause lower value. Before buying a Kundan Meena Jadau, it is better to compare the quality of diamonds. (Normally flat or uncut diamonds are used in Kundan Jadau which is called parav / polki). The thickness of the parav / polki is the determining factor of diamond weight along with size and number of pieces.
You can determine the purity of diamond viewing it through an eyeglass (Magnifier 10X . Black spotted diamonds normally has a lesser value whereas white spotted fetch a medium price). Of course, clean diamonds are the costliest.
The color of diamonds normally varies from white to brown (light brown, brown and dark brown). More the color, less the price. Whites are the best. Cutting of diamond also subscribes in evaluating diamonds.
It is very difficult to describe how to evaluate colored stones. There are varieties of color stones such as Ruby, Sapphires, Emerald, tourmaline etc. Every stone has different valuation and characteristics. However, generally, it does not affect much the value of the whole piece. Exceptions are the beads or long beads / drops hanged those have a significant impact on the total value.
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How to buy Kundan Meena Jadau Jewelry
Whenever you decide to buy an art piece of Kundan Meena Jadau, go to a trust-worthy Jeweler. It is in your best interest to ask your seller about the total weight of gold used and its purity. Generally shopkeepers sale Jadau items by gross or total weight. Do not be confused with total or gross weight. Gross weight is deceptive.
one can enhance it up to twice or thrice without increasing gold weight. Please remember that value depends on gold weight and not on the weight of flux used to enhance gross weight. It is difficult for a layman to assume flux weight inside, therefore, ask for a guarantee. Do not also forget to ask about the purity of gold.
Get a guarantee of gold and diamond weight. See purity, size and color of diamonds yourself. You may consult an expert you trust. You can ask for a buy-back guarantee. What I believe,buy back offer between eighty to ninety percent is fair in a retail outlet.
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How to preserve Kundan Meena jewelry
Preservation of a Kundan Meena Jadau article is also very important. One may damage the piece by careless handling. Save the piece from water, dust and fire. Exposure to chemicals such as perfumes or cosmetics may be harmful. The Higher level of pollution also blackens foils below the diamonds resulting a blackish or copper color look.
These gold ornaments are normally party-wear. So wear it carefully and keep it in a safe place after coming home back. It is a good way of preserving to wrap these ornaments in a plane piece of cotton cloth. As it is a valuable jewelry you should keep in a locker, preferably in a vault.
N.B.: This write-up is for general awareness. Consult an expert you trust before buying. You can feel free to mail email@example.com for any relevant information.
(This hub is published on May 5, 2008.)
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Updates about Kundan Meena Jadau Jewelry
I had been reading this article to review and update after six long years. While reading I found that almost nothing has changed during these years. I am in the trade and in contact with the manufacturers, traders, consumers, investors and even more with the artisans. I can tell you from my long experience that not much is changed in this years. The World has seen recession and recovery from an economic crisis and tremendous rise in gold and diamond price in these years. This also makes me believe that these words are evergreen.
We know that nothing is permanent in this world and there is a significant change in the market of Kundan Meena Jadau Jewelry. Besides, the price hike in gold and diamonds quality diamonds become scarce. The market was flooded with diamonds from Zimbabwe few years back and then came treated and finally man made diamonds.
Diamonds of old time, that is called syndicate diamonds are rare and very expensive nowadays. Most of the diamonds used in Kundan Meena Jadau jewelry are now of an inferior quality locally called as Kilwas. Moreover, I warn you against treated and man-made diamonds.
If you have invested in this jewelry few years back, probably you are lucky and have syndicate diamonds studded in your Jadau Jewelry. The value of these has gone up! You can cheer for your previous buying.
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