The Indian gold market is not only one of the largest in the world; it is also responsible for creating some of the most beautiful, intricate and handmade jewellery. The purchase of precious gold jewellery has always excited us but in all our excitement, we should not forget that gold jewellery is highly prone to adulteration of lower caratage and the industry has long been hampered by concerns around quality control. To combat purity concerns for consumers, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) have introduced hallmarking standards and policies.
Hallmark indicates that the gold content in the jewellery has been evaluated and that the gold adheres to international standards of purity. That is to say, you can take the gold quality as claimed by the jeweller to be genuine. When you spend a significant amount to buy precious gold jewellery you cannot afford to rely on determining the authenticity by way of touch or looks. You must remember that while purchasing the precious yellow metal, simple self-certification by the jeweller will not suffice in cases where you present the jewellery during buy-back since you may exchange your gold jewellery at another jeweller.
Related: Gold Purity and Color Guide
All these hallmarks can be clearly found stamped on the jewellery that we purchase.
Important points to keep in mind while purchasing gold jewellery
Look for: Jewellery showroom selling BIS Hallmark Gold Jewellery.
Buy: Hallmark Gold Jewellery only. It assures the mark of purity/fitness.
Ask For: - Invoice which will help BIS to resolve complaints (if any).
All that Glitters may not be Gold. Be sure, it is pure gold with a hallmark signs!
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