Spread happiness with hallmark

Hallmarking is the precise determination and official recording of the balanced content of precious metal in the precious metal articles. Hallmarks are thus official marks used in various countries as a mark of purity and fineness of precious metal articles. The principal objectives of the Hallmarking Scheme are to protect the buyer against the debasement and to commit manufacturers to maintain legal standards of fineness of the metal particles. In India, at present three precious metals namely gold, silver, and platinum have been brought under the range of Hallmarking.

Make sure these 4 sings are print

before buying any jewelry​

BIS Mark

The BIS hallmarking is a system for gold as well as silver jewelry sold in India that certifies the purity of the metal. 

Purity in carat and fineness

1) 22K916 – Equal to 22 Carat
2) 18K750 – Equal to 18 Carat
3) 14K585 – Equal to 14 Carat

Number of the Hallmarking Center

It is required to put the logo on jewelry by licensed laboratories of BIS.

Number of the Jeweler's

The BIS (Bureau of Indian standards) Act 2016 has to enable provisions under Section 14 & Section 16 for making hallmarking of gold jewelery and artefacts mandatory by the Central Government.

Methods to check the purity of gold

bottle, mineral water, bottle of water

ACID TESTING

The appraisal for gold is to rub the gold-coloured item on black stone, which can leave an easily visible mark. The mark is tested by applying aqua fortis (nitric acid), which dissolves the mark of any item that’s not gold. If the mark remains, it’s tested by applying nitrohydrochloric acid (nitric acid and hydrochloric acid).

Electronic Gold Tester

It can test both white and yellow gold. It also specifies the karats. This really is a great tool to use to confirm that the gold you want to buy is as described by the seller.

X-ray fluorescence spectrometers

Maxsell Precious Metal Analyzers are configured to test any size, shape and type of jewelry or Sample metal
– Low Cost
– Fast Results in 40 Secs
– No Melting, No Breakages
– Test Any Type of Jewelry
– Very easy to operate, No Jewelry background required

Touchstone

It is a little tablet of dark stone like slate used for assaying valuable alloys with the assistance of this tablet soft metals leave a clear trace