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by Prajeena Karmacharya March 12, 2016

Genuine high quality cashmere is an indulgence. Women love cashmere because of its luxurious feel against their skin and for its softness and warmth. But determining high quality cashmere from poor quality cashmere isn't easy. 

There are many different quality and costs of cashmere that it can be hard to determine what is genuine quality. High-quality cashmere does not come cheap. Cashmere is an expensive material similar to gold or silver in that it is measured by weight. 

The highest quality of cashmere is so soft that it cannot be spun by machine, and therefore is usually handwoven. Genuine cashmere should be smooth and super soft to the touch even if it is lightweight. 

Here's one easy way to tell if your cashmere is of high-quality, it's called the ring test: 100% cashmere should be so soft that the whole shawl can pass through a wedding ring. Try it next time, however make sure that your ring doesn’t have stone, so the material won’t get caught.

Next time someone tries to sell you a cashmere accessory for a cheap price, it's likely not high-quality cashmere. Good cashmere is an investment and it should last you a lifetime!

Prajeena Karmacharya
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