Gold jewellery Buying Guide in India by BIS

A few days back Bureau of India Standards (BIS) had published an advertisement on points to keep in mind while purchasing Gold jewelry. You can read the complete advertisement below but here are some points:

  • Always buy Hallmarked Jewelry
  • Hallmarking does not add to the cost of Gold Jewelry as Hallmarking charges for Gold Jewelry is only Rs. 18 per article
  • Not all jewelers can Hallmark jewelry
  • The Hallmarked Jewelry does not necessarily mean that it is 22 carat purity. The Hallmarked jewelry is available in different caratage as given below:

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Purity 958 916 875 750 708 585 375
Carat 23 22 21 18 17 14 9


Gold Buying Guide in India by BIS

This is nice and useful advertisement. So next time you go for buying jewelry don’t be fooled that Hallmarking makes it expensive and other such cons by Jewelers.

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