A. Hallmarking is the accurate determination and official recording of the proportionate content ofprecious metal in gold. Hallmarks are thus official marks used in many countries as a guarantee of purity or fineness of gold jewellery
Q What are the objectives behind instituting Hallmarking Scheme?
A. To protect consumer against victimization due to irregular gold quality, develop India as a leading gold market centre in the World and to develop export competitiveness
Q What are the benefits to Customer?
A. Provide third party assurance and satisfaction that customer gets right purity of gold for the given price (value for money).
Q. How will the jewellers benefits?
A. It will provide clear indication of his capability, strong evidence of commitment to quality and assurance of consistency in purity and quality of gold jewellery.
Q. Who operates the Hallmarking Scheme?
A. It is a voluntary scheme being operated by BIS under the BIS Act 1986. As per this scheme the licence is granted to a jeweller for certification of purity of gold jewellery in accordance with IS 1417.BIS is operating the scheme through its network of Regional/ Branch Offices all over the country. Alicensee jeweller has to go to get the jewellery hallmarked through any of the recognized Assaying and hallmarking centres.
Q. What is the procedure for Grant of Recognition to Hallmarking Centers?
A. The recognition of the Hallmarking Centre is done by BIS after ensuring that the Hallmarking Centre follows BIS guidelines which are in line with international norms for sampling and testing and also have adequate Test Facilities as per IS 1418, trained and competent manpower.
Nacessery Requirement For Hallmark certification
Application for Licence to Use the Hallmark
The application is made to use the BIS Hallmark on
Any other BIS Licence held, if yes
December 2005 : and Scheme for Certification of Gold Jewellery/Artefacts for fineness marking.