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Gold Jewellery

Updated:2008-06-03 19:35 | Source:discoverhongkong

You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to Hong Kong's unsurpassed selection of modern and traditional gold jewellery, accessories and ornaments at unbeatable tax-free prices. Made of top quality pure gold in modern designs and styles, they reflect the fine workmanship that has made Hong Kong a leading international jewellery centre. Major shopping areas offer an exhaustive assortment of gold jewellery for young and old.

Areas with a large choice of gold jewellery shops include: Yee Wo Street and Hennessy Road (Causeway Bay MTR Exit D2), and Nathan Road from Mong Kok to Tsim Sha Tsui (MTR stations at Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei, Jordan and Tsim Sha Tsui).

Reminders:

Hong Kong law requires gold jewellery to be stamped with a hallmark indicating the purity of the gold. The most common hallmark are: 999.9 (99.99% pure) and 999 (99.9% pure) for 24-carat gold, 990 (99% pure), 916.6 for 22-carat gold, 750 for18-carat gold and 585 for 14-carat gold.

Hong Kong jewellers often refer to Chuk Kam, which means the purity of gold is 99% or higher.

Gold jewellery should be marked with the shop's name.

Fixed retail prices are based on weight, purity and craftsmanship.

Make sure you obtain an invoice indicating the fineness, weight and price of the jewellery item.

For more information, please contact the Hong Kong Jewellers' & Goldsmiths' Association, tel: +852 2543 9633.

Editor : Qin Yongjing

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