We had a big problem to solve and that was how do we value something like a gold Jewellery ? In the gold jewellery manufacturing, it is essential to know the exact composition of materials to ensure conformity with Karat gold standards and to avoid “giving away” precious metals for which our customer is not paying. Other gold selling companies scrape the item and use acid tests (which leave a permanent stain) but that didn’t seem fair to the customer so Shalimar Jewellers wanted to find a best way.
The solution was to buy a special bit of kit called an X-Ray Fluorescence machine or certified German gold testing machine of course!
The name is like a something out of a sci-fi movie but here’s what it basically does:
The X-Ray spectrometer allows the determination of gold in jewellery alloys with high accuracy and high precision. Also the other present precious and non-precious metal at higher concentrations can be determined as well. The presence of the latter elements influences slightly the grade of accuracy in determination of gold.
An XRF machine enables us to perform a non-destructive test on their gold jewellery to determine the exact purity of the gold product. Using this machine we can also determine if its 8,9,10,14,18,21 or 22 carat of gold and the value difference is significant for the customer.
“Shalimar Jewellers will be the only top jewellery in Nepal offering this degree of certainty so you can be sure you’re getting the true value of your unwanted jewellery !!”