How to identify genuine gold jewelry? What is BIS hallmark certified gold?

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In today’s article we will know that How to identify real gold? How to identify genuine gold jewelry?

Gold – which is priceless, it is very difficult to estimate its value, because the price of gold keeps fluctuating. Most of the people in India buy gold on Teej-festivals like Diwali, Marriage, Engagement, Dhanteras, Navratri, or as per requirement. But everyone wants this, the gold they are taking, whatever the carat, the gold should be pure, that is, the gold must be real, because they pay as much amount for it as it is.

BIS hallmark

How to identify genuine gold jewelry?

In the year 2016 regarding the genuineness of gold, the Government of India Bureau of Indian Standards Act 2016 passed. Which determines the standard and hallmark mark regarding the purity of gold, this mark is known as hallmark. The hallmark on gold jewelery guarantees its purity.

This act issues a certificate for sale to the jeweler in respect of the purity of gold jewellery, which indicates that the above gold i.e. gold jewellery/material is certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

As a consumer you consumer protection act Some rights have been given under, one of them is, Right to know / Right to receive information. You have the right to get information related to the item / material you are taking from the market and it is the duty of the shopkeeper to inform the shopkeeper about the information being asked about that material.

Bureau of Indian Standards Act 2016 Before taking gold under each person it main 5 signs Must see which is as follows :-

  1. Bureau of Indian Standards Hallmark.
  2. purity category.
  3. Assay and Hallmark Center.
  4. Year of marking of hallmark.
  5. Jeweler Identification Mark.

We will understand all these in detail, so that the authenticity of gold can be tested.

1. Bureau of Indian Standards Hallmark – BIS – Beuro of Indian Standard

BIS hallmark certified gold

While buying gold jewellery, one must see the Bureau of Indian Standards hallmark symbol, this hallmark guarantees the purity of the gold.

Section 16 Hallmark of Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 makes provision in relation to Hallmark is a standard mark, i.e., any shape, mark, head, label, stamp, image, name, signature, word, letter, number, number, any combination in relation to an article of precious metal (gold, silver, platinum, palladium), That indicates the proportionate content of the precious metal in that article according to the appropriate Indian Standard. This hallmark indicates the purity of the gold.

Section 14 Sub-section 2 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act The certified gold jewelery can be sold only after the gold jewelery is marked by the Bureau of Indian Standards hallmark or standard mark on gold jewelery by a certified jeweler carrying on the business of gold jewellery.

2. Grade of purity in carats.

Before taking gold or gold ornaments, you should check the marks in that gold or gold ornaments. carat symbol should see, which is the purity of gold in English letters K displays from.

Under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act 2016, the Bureau of Indian Standards amended the gold purity standard in January 2017 to ensure that all gold jewelery carat symbol will be marked. Carat as in:

CARART PURITY

  1. 23 CARAT 958 95. 8% Purity
  2. 22 CARAT 916 91. 6% PURITY
  3. 21 CARAT 875 87. 5 % PURITY
  4. 18 CARAT 750 75. 0 % PURITY
  5. 17 CARAT 708 70. 8% Purity
  6. 14 CARAT 585 58. 5 % PURITY
  7. 9 CARAT 375 37. 5 % PURITY

3. Assay and Hallmark Center.

The mark of the Assay and Hallmark Center marked on the gold jewelery must be seen before taking it, which indicates that the hallmark marked in the gold jewelery has been applied by the recognized Assay and Hallmark Centre.

The Parakh Hallmark Center is recognized for a period of 3 years on the basis of satisfactory evaluation. These recognized centers can only hallmark the articles of jewelers having licenses from the Bureau of Indian Standards.

4. Year of marking of hallmark.

Before buying gold jewelery one must check the year of hallmarked on that jewellery. This gives information about the year in which the hallmark is inscribed in the gold jewellery.

The Bureau of Indian Standards marks the year in all gold ornaments in English letters. Now what will be these English letters which will represent the year, it is determined by the Bureau of Indian Standards only.

The year of marking of hallmark is done on the basis of years as follows.

year code

2000 A

2011 N

2012 P

5. Jeweler Identification Mark / Jewelery Identification Mark.

Before taking gold jewellery, it is necessary to see the Jeweler Identification Mark (Jeweler Identification Mark) ie the certified jeweler selling the gold jewellery, his own mark which is engraved in the jewellery.

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