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How to Choose the Right Custom Jewellery Designer?
Before proceeding with the chore of finding the right designer, you need to decide what kind of jewellery you want and the kind of jewellery material you want. Then seek out the specialties of the designers for some specialize in a specific metal like silver or copper or a specific gemstone such as topaz or ruby. Look particularly at designers who aren’t tied down to a specific style but are adventurous enough to experiment with different styles. These designers often not only offer top-of-the-line jewelry at affordable rates, but they also think outside of the box and are not hemmed in by the constraints of limitations. These designers are able to give you the special piece that will stand out and create the attention you want.

How to Choose a Jewellery Gift for Someone You Love?
Jewellery is a great choice for a gift for a loved one. When you buy one, ensure that the jewel is one that she likes to wear. To arrive at the right choice, you need to check out what her current taste in jewelry is? Is she fond of wearing long chains or arresting style necklaces or eye-catching bracelets? Or even fun fashion rings? Get to know what she likes to wear in general since it would be futile in buying one that she might wear rarely. Also, check out her color choices, whether she likes a certain color palette like purple, lavender) or all neutrals (beige, white, black). Buy accordingly and buy which are bold as well as trendy. At Mangatrai, you can choose a gift from a wide selection of stunning jewelry pieces for every style and taste.

What Makes Handmade Jewellery Special?
Handmade jewelry is one that is made by hand without the use of machines molds or casting. This means it takes only a highly skilled person can make such jewellery. All materials that go into a handmade piece of jewelry must be shaped formed and assembled which requires dexterous hand work. In addition, skilled handling of Machine powered cutters, drills, and lathes are needed. Handmade jewelry is regarded as the benchmark for craftsmanship in fine jewelry

Difference Between Carat & Karat or CT & KT in Jewellery?
Karat indicates gold purity and is a legal standard in many countries. For instance, Gold jewelry come with markings such as 10KT, 14KT and 18KT. 10 KT indicates that there are 10 units of pure gold; the Karat stamp indicates the purity of the metal. On other hand, Carat refers o a unit of weight used to measure diamonds and precious gemstones. A single carat is broken down into 100 units known as points. Stones that weigh less than 1 carat are indicated by a decimal point. For instance, a half carat stone weighs .50ct.

Jewellery Care & Protection
  • Wear appropriate jewellery for the occasion. Avoid wearing them when cleaning, gardening or playing sports.
  • Protect your jewellery from sharp blows, scratching, chemicals, sunlight and heat/cold.
  • Don't let your jewellery come into contact with nail polish removers, perfume and hairspray.
  • Avoid wearing jewellery when swimming since chlorine harms the jewels luster.
  • Store your jewellery in a soft lined box or pouch. Ensure that the pieces are kept apart, so that they don't rub together or tangle up.
  • Clean your jewellery regularly with a professional jewellery cleaning product as per the product manufacturer’s instructions.
  • When washing your hands or taking bath, avoid having jewellery on your body. Place them in a pouch in your handbag/purse.

Hallmark Jewellery
A regulatory body of the Govt. of India, BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) confirms that Hallmarking is the accurate determination and official recording of the proportionate content of precious metal in jewellery. Hallmarks are thus official marks used in many countries as a guarantee of purity or fineness of gold jewellery.

Hallmark Jewellery Indentification
There are 5 visible marks on the back of your jewellery which are mandated by BIS. They are :
  • BIS Hallmark Logo
  • Purity of Gold like '916' -22ct, '875' - 21ct and so on.
  • The Hallmarking centre's Logo.
  • The jewelers’ identification mark.
  • Year of Hallmarking 'A' -year 2000, 'B' -year 2001.... 'H' - year 2007.

Jewellery Insurance
To protect valuable jewelry you need to insure the same. You can take homeowner’s policy’s which will have a provision to cover a portion of your jewelry. If you want full coverage you need to add a rider to your homeowners or renters policy. There are others who choose to insure their jewelry separately through companies specializing in jewelry insurance. In either case, you need to provide to insurance companies, a detailed itemized appraisal of the items to be insured by a reputable appraiser. In addition, you need to mention rates, deductibles and exclusions after consulting insurance company as they vary. It’s very important that your appraisals list complete detail about your jewellery items so as to ensure that you receive a suitable replacement in the event of a loss.