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- n. the purity of gold jewellery (the fraction of pure gold).
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Government officials say traditional handcrafted pieces, with their many joints and alloys used for soldering, leave room for dubious claims on caratage.
Alloys with lower caratage, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 10k, contain higher percentages of copper, or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy.
Many jewellery makers have launched diamond-studded gold jewellery items with low caratage of the precious metal, to sell in an affordable price range, largely in the Rs 2,500 - 5,000 segment.