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Jewellery guide: Ensuring authenticity of pre-loved jewellery

We understand authenticity is one of the greatest concerns when comes to buying pre-loved jewellery. Other than buying from a legitimate or reputable gold dealer to lower counterfeit risks, what else can we do to ensure the authenticity of the jewellery to avoid disappointment and losses? Here are some general guides which may be useful for consumers.

Hallmark: Gold jewellery is usually stamped with markings indicating its purity in terms of karat. For example, a “916”stamp means that the piece is 91.6% of it is gold, which corresponds to 22 karats. However, there is no guarantee that the stamp is accurate especially for hallmarks not done in Singapore and for jewellery bought long ago.


Magnetic test:

Pure Gold will not be attracted to a magnet. At Kim Gold, we have a Magnetic Bullion Tester to measure the attraction of the Gold pieces to the strong magnet in the device. At home, you can simply test it with magnet. If your gold was attracted to a magnet, you know for sure it is not pure gold and the Gold content of the item might be low.




Gold Testing Machine:

Kim Gold uses a XRF Analyzer to authenticate all pre-loved jewellery. The machines can analyze the exact composition of metals within the jewellery for example the percentage of Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc content it contains just to name a few. Clients can have full confidence in the authenticity of the jewellery bought from Kim Gold.




We hope that you have learnt something from our guide to buying pre-loved jewellery. If you have doubt in your gold jewellery, feel free to send us a message! At Kim Gold, we are proud to have a team of in house jewellery experts to resolve your concerns!





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Why should you wear the Gold abacus jewellery?


Why should you wear the Gold abacus jewellery?


Gold abacus symbolizes great wealth and abundance. As the wearer moves and goes around his/her daily live, the beads of the abacus will move along. The movement of the beads is believed to ring in more sales, business opportunities and wealth. So, who can wear the Gold abacus or why should you wear it?


  1. Retail: When you wear the Gold abacus for sales, the movement of the abacus beads on the jewellery piece you own symbolises ringing in more sales.
  2. Students: The abacus is said to bring academic luck to students to excel in the subjects associated to mathematics, accounting, physics or engineering.
  3. Traders/bankers: The abacus is believed to benefit the individual’s careers in stock market, banking, trading, finance, M&A, just to mention a few.
  4. Newlyweds/couple: The abacus is a thoughtful gift for newlyweds or couples as it signifies a blessed life with prosperity and the start of a beautiful life together.
  5. Businessman: Businessman, corporate leaders or entrepreneurs wear the abacus jewellery piece in the hope of bringing more wealth, luck and profits.


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Who knows you may just find the abacus of your life!

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Kim Gold is Born!

Be a friend of Mother Earth (Mother Nature).

We believe that sustainable fashion should be an integral part of sustainable living.

We can start small but think big. Simple changes like opting for pre-loved jewellery helps lessen the demand to produce new jewellery. This in turn helps to reduce significant environmental implications and negative externalities that is brought about by sourcing or mining for new Gold.

Second hand is no longer the second best. We believe by promoting pre-loved pieces, we can do our part in reducing wastage, protecting the environment we live in as well as the wildlife habitats for many generations to come.

Kim means Gold in two Chinese dialects, Hakka and Hokkien. Kim’s Chinese name“锦” is often associated with breathtaking sceneries好景(锦)象, bright prospects or glorious future. The “passing” of the pre-loved jewellery to the next owner is a symbolism of passing the beauty of Mother Nature in its current splendour to the next generation so they too can adore her beauty.

At Kim (锦), we put in place stringent processes and are selective on the jewellery pieces we pick to ensure authenticity and quality. We want clients to have full confidence in the jewellery they buy from Kim and we guarantee it meets the standards for weight and purity. One of our values is to always put clients at the heart of our business.

We empower our valued clients in their pursuit of ethical, responsible purchase and sustainable living. Proud to protect our Mother Earth and preserve natural beauty that will be treasured for the generations to come.

Mission of Kim Gold
Sustainability/Go Green  |  Transparency in pricing  |  Trustworthy

Mission statement
An online first Go Green jeweller that believes in transparent pricing and processes to provide trust and credibility to Kim Gold and the jewellery trade.

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