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What is Dhanteras? Why is buying gold on the day considered auspicious?

October 24, 2016

The festival of Dhanteras falls in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) on the first day of the five day long Diwali festival.  It is considered a day to celebrate prosperity as the word 'Dhan' means wealth. In 2016 the festival is on Friday 28th October, but will also be celebrated on Thursday 27th, October. It is largely believed that on Dhanteras, goddess Lakshmi visits the homes of her devotees and fulfills their wishes.  The Lord Kubera, the God of assets and wealth is also worshipped on this day. The Legend of Dhanteras An ancient legend about the 16 year old son of King Hima is linked to the day.  The boy's horoscope predicted his death by snake bite on the...

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What to look for when buying a Gold Chain

September 14, 2016

There are plenty of options available for shoppers looking to buy gold chains - we aim to look at the kind of questions that these shoppers should be asking.   How often will I wear the chain? If you are looking for a chain to wear on a regular basis then you should look at a more strong and durable design, and you should probably stay away from hollow chain designs as they don't tend to be as strong.    What different designs are available? Curb - The links of a curb chain interlock with each other when laid flat.  This style of chain has the greatest variety of widths available. Figaro - In this design a number of standard...

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