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Unique Bridal Guttapusalu Necklaces

Friday, May 11, 2018 1:06:35 PM America/New_York

Gutta Pusalu haram is a famous south Indian traditional necklace with heavy bunches of beautifully adorned small pearls, clustered along an antique gold chain. The guttapusalu originated in areas close to the ancient pearl fisheries along the Southern coast in India. Just recently, Sonam Kapoor, a Bollywood actress took to the complete traditional route with her bridal jewelry and adorned the guttapusalu. Let's check out her traditional bridal jewelry along with few of our favorite guttapusalu pieces for inspiration.

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Do I have to pay income tax on gold jewelry?

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:22:36 AM America/New_York

Gold jewelry can be freely owned and held by individuals in the United States without any licensing or restrictions of any kind. People can freely buy and sell gold jewelry within U.S., and just like any other capital asset, taxes need to be paid on the sale of gold jewelry only if you make a profit. In this blog, get more specific details on when your gold jewelry must be reported on your income tax return and what are your tax implications when you buy or sell gold jewelry.

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10 Handpicked Gifts for Moms

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:42:38 PM America/New_York

Mother's Day will be here soon enough, which means that it's time to start thinking about unique gifts for moms. Jewelry is a common gift to fall back on because it’s impressive, memorable and heartwarming. Here are gift ideas for every type of mom -from a simple mom, to a fancy mom, to a mom who swears she doesn't want anything. At Totaram Jewelers, we have assembled a gift guide by handpicking few of our most popular gift items for all moms, all available for or under $500.

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Can Real 22K Gold Tarnish or Discolor?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:56:37 PM America/New_York

When your 22 karat gold jewelry tarnishes, it does not mean that it is not real gold; it only means that your gold jewelry is not 'pure' gold or 24 karat gold. Any thing which is below 24 karat gold can tarnish or discolor under certain circumstances which we will discuss here. The information available online is very confusing, so for our readers benefit, we have written this blog to provide authentic information on how real gold can tarnish, become black or discolor and have also included tips and preventive measures.

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Maang Tikka: True Meaning & Essence

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2:18:34 PM America/New_York

The maang tikka is typically an Indian hair adornment, placed on the bride's hairline with a drop pendant that gracefully sits on the center of her forehead. The maang tikka apart from being an essential bridal ornament has deep rooted significance. Read our latest blog to understand the true meaning and essence of the maang tikka and learn how this jewelry has become a fashion statement among women today.

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Why Buy Gold On Akshaya Trithya?

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:23:12 PM America/New_York

Akshaya Trithya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej, is an annual spring time festival of the Hindus and Jains. Akshaya in Sanskrit means one that ‘never diminishes’ (a—kshaya) and the day is believed to bring good luck and success to all. Read our blog to know about the stories associated with Akshaya Trithya and learn why buying gold is important on this day.

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Traveling to India? Learn About Gold Jewelry Allowance & Customs Regulation

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 3:21:52 PM America/New_York

There are a few things you need to know about carrying gold jewelry in and out of India. If you’re a non-resident Indian (NRI) or US citizens visiting India there is a limit on the amount of gold jewelry you can bring with you. If you exceed the limit, you will have to pay customs duty on that jewelry! To keep you from facing unplanned expenses and frustration, we’ve written a short blog detailing the latest customs information and how you can travel duty-free! Also, if you want to take home new jewelry purchased in India, we cover that too!

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Traditional Indian Kadas

Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:39:39 PM America/New_York

A kada is part of traditional Indian jewellery. These are worn by men as well as women. The kadas are either solid gold, or hollow and filled with lac. Kadas are made in a variety of designs all over India. In this blog, learn about the different designs of kadas, the best ways to adorn them and tips to select the right size kadas. 

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Common Motifs Used in South Indian Jewelry

Monday, March 19, 2018 2:54:18 PM America/New_York

Ever wondered why motifs like peacocks, mangoes, parrots and flowers are extensively used in traditional south Indian jewelry? What is their significance? This blog answers these questions, highlighting the most common nature motifs used in traditional south Indian jewelry and the meaning and symbolism behind them.

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Arm Vanki- A Popular South Indian Bridal Jewelry

Monday, March 12, 2018 1:20:21 PM America/New_York

South India’s most popular bridal ornament is the Arm Vanki also known as armlet, arm patti or bajuband. Bridal jewelry is never complete without the vanki adorning the mehendi-clad hands of a South Indian bride. The arm vanki of South India is unique because of its inverted- V-shaped design. In this blog, learn about the significance of arm vankis and view the different types and designs of arm vankis from our handpicked collection. See what is trending now...

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