On the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya most jewelry showrooms recorded double the volume of normal sales. The occasion of Akshaya Tritiya is considered an auspicious day to purchase precious metals. According to estimated sources around 6000 kgs of gold and silver were sold across the State and around 1,000 kg was sold in Chennai alone.
The price of gold touched an all time high of Rs 3,005 for a gram of 22 carat due to the sudden demand. Earlier the price hovered around Rs 2,992 per gram.Several shops were open from early morning till midnight. Unlike in previous years when people preferred to buy gold coins, this year several customers opted for hallmarked jewelry. Attractive offers from many jewelers also brought in more customers.