Russian Gold is mined in Yakutia, Eastern Siberia, a number of north-eastern regions, the Primorsky Territory, and the Amur region. Jewelry items are made according to GOST, and the content of additional metals (such as nickel, silver, and palladium) in them is strictly controlled. That is why the result exceeds all expectations.
These items essentially do not corrode, and with proper care will maintain their beauty and gloss almost for eternity. In Russia, there are 7 alloys (proba) under the metric system: 375, 500, 583, 585, 750, 875, 916, 958, 999. 999 gold is pure gold and is used mainly in the chemical industry. 585-alloy products are especially popular.
Jewelry factories operate in Moscow and the Moscow Oblast, St. Petersburg, Samara, Smolensk, Rostov-on-Don, Stavropol, Vladivostok, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl, Ivanovo, Irkutsk, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Kostroma, Kirov and Kaliningrad Regions. Their products are available in specialty stores across the country.
Factory shops are usually cheaper than large chains, but this rule is not always true.
Remember: the products have a tag with a lead and wire seal (with the article number, weight of the product in grams, metal designation and its alloy, name and trademark of the company, its location, year and month of manufacturing, price, industry standard designation, and a technical control stamp), the alloy number must be specified on the product, on the inside.
Under no circumstances should you buy gold items from an unauthorized seller! You have a 100-percent chance of buying an imitation or an item of an inferior alloy with an altered label.
Be sure to keep the receipt and the lead seal with the tag! It will keep you out of trouble at customs.
You can take items of precious metal out of the country for personal use worth an amount of up to 10 thousand USD, and don’t forget to find out your country’s rules for bringing them in.