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Jan 09, 2017 08:11 PM IST | Source: PTI

BIS revises standard for hallmarking of gold jewellery

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) today said it has revised Indian Standard on gold hallmarking, which is effective from January 1 this year.


Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) today said it has revised Indian Standard on gold hallmarking, which is effective from January 1 this year.


"Indian standard on gold hallmarking has been revised and has been made effective for implementation with effect from January 1, 2017," BIS said in a release issued here.


The hallmarked gold jewellery will now be available in three grades of 14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat.


The caratage will also be marked on jewellery in addition to fineness for convenience of consumers, that is for 22 carat jewellery 22K will be marked in addition to 916 (22K916), for 18 carat jewellery 18K will be marked in addition to 750 (18K750) and for 14 carat jewellery, 14K will be marked in addition to 585 (14K585), it added.

Hallmark on gold jewellery will now have four marks, like the BIS Mark, the purity in carat and fineness (22K916 for 22 carat), assaying centre's identification mark and jeweller's identification mark, the release said.

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