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Tips on Purchasing Gold Bangles in Sydney

Jan 19th 2015 at 10:39 PM

Gold has a certain versatility, which makes it appropriate to wear with almost any style of clothing, especially classic styles that accentuate elegance. Because of this, gold jewellery and accessories make awesome gifts and collector items. Gold bangles, for one, are very unique pieces of jewellery suited for women and sometimes, even for men.

Gold isn't necessarily the simplest metal to shop for, especially when you are particular about the product's purity. Colour and composition are two important factors to consider when buying gold accessories like bangles. The more you know about gold products, the easier it is for you to discern their value and quality.

Bangles are unique forms of bracelets that have inflexible shape. Unlike typical chain bracelets that can easily be adjusted to different lengths, bangles have fixed sizes and cannot be elongated or shortened in any way, this is why it is important to know the size of your wrist or your recipient's before making your purchase. This is especially true for clasp-less bangles, which should have large-enough openings to slide the hand through, but small enough so that they don't easily fall off the wrist. Bangles with clasps can be tighter around the wearer's wrist, since they don't have to be slid-over the hand.

Buying gold bangles is never an easy decision, especially when you have countless options of carats, pure gold ratings, and all sorts of marks and grades, not to mention engravings and designs. Going for the most expensive option available may not always be the best decision. What you need to do is look at the gold carat weights and the colour of the processed gold.

Rarely is gold sold in its purest form. This is because pure gold is extremely soft, which makes it prone to damage. Jewellers mix gold alloy with other metals in order to change its colour, but most importantly, to increase its strength. Carats measure just how much pure gold is still in the metal. Gold bangles that are made out of 18 to 22 ct gold are very valuable, hence expensive, but they are not as hard as low-carat varieties. These types of jewellery are best purchased for occasional use. Low-carat varieties are the better choice for every-day use. Gold colour is also another consideration, especially when you want to mix and match your accessories with your wardrobe. Yellow gold is gold's natural colour, but its shade may not always be uniform. Other variations include white gold and rose gold, which occur when gold is mixed with white metal alloy and copper, respectively.

About the Author:-

This article was written by Roger Cadelena, the founder of Ziba &Co. They are an online retailer of certified loose diamonds and fine jewelleries at a very competitive price. They provide a great online shopping experience and a selection of custom made diamond engagement rings with a network of trusted local jewellers and renowned international brands in one seamless transaction.

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