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Understanding all about Gold Hallmarking

Understanding all about Gold Hallmarking

Hallmarking is a process that guarantees the purity of gold in a jewellery piece. It is a must thing to be aware of gold hallmarking before purchasing any gold jewellery. Hallmarking benefits consumers by allowing them to verify the purity of gold jewellery before making a purchase.

In this blog, we will talk about what is gold hallmarking, the benefits of gold hallmarking, and how you can check for a gold hallmark on a piece of jewellery. Please read all the information carefully.

What is Hallmark?

Hallmarking is a system or process of marking or stamping an official mark on a product to ensure the quality of the product. It is a quality mark of gold and silver jewellery. The purpose of hallmarking is to protect the public against buying fake jewellery by ensuring the purity of the metal used.

How to check Hallmark on gold jewellery?

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) Hallmark consists of 3 symbols which give you some information.

💠BIS logo

💠Purity and fineness

💠HUID Code

A brief description of each of these 3 symbols is given below.

💠 BIS LOGO Mark : Hallmarked gold jewellery always has the BIS logo, which is a small triangle, signifying BIS involvement.

💠 Purity / Fineness Grade : The purity of a piece of gold jewellery is very important because it impacts the price. The second symbol on a piece of gold jewellery indicates the purity. Pure gold is very soft, so other metals are often mixed with it to make jewellery stronger. The amount of other metals mixed in varies.

You will usually see the purity and fineness displayed in one of the following ways:

  • 22K916 : “22K916” means that the piece of jewellery is made of 22-karat gold and 91.6% of the metal is gold.
  • 18K750 : “18K750” means that the piece of jewellery is made of 18-karat gold and 75% of the metal is gold.
  • 14K585 : “14K585” means that the piece of jewellery is made of 14-karat gold and 58.5% of the metal is gold.

If you want to know the current gold coin rate in Kerala, you can check our online site.

💠Hallmark Unique Identification (HUID) number

HUID is a six-digit alphanumeric code that is given to every piece of jewellery at the time of hallmarking.This code is unique for each piece of jewellery. The HUID is being implemented by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) .Hallmarking and the HUID are both mandatory for 14-, 18- and 22-carat gold jewellery

How Consumer benefits from Hallmark?

The presence of a Hallmark on a piece of gold jewellery gives the consumer confidence that the gold jewellery being bought is of the promised purity.

Since the purity of Hallmarked gold is guaranteed, you will get the proper rate when selling the piece of gold jewellery anywhere in the country. The banks may be willing to sanction a loan on better terms if a Hallmarked piece of gold jewellery is offered as mortgage.

We hope you enjoyed our blog about hallmarking. With this knowledge, we know that you can make the most of your decision. So, what are you waiting for?

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