GOLD BUYING ALERT! Want to be sure about purity? New Hallmarking rule - Know all details of 14, 18, 22 carat here for better purchase of jewellery, other items
Now you will get gold jewellery only of 14, 18 and 22-carat gold from the jewellers.
The system of hallmarking has been started implementing on Wednesday, June 16, in 256 districts of the country. By making hallmarking mandatory, people will get pure gold and they will be saved from fraud.
However, it will be implemented across the country in different phases. Now you will get gold jewellery only of 14, 18 and 22-carat gold from the jewellers. Let us know when you buy gold jewellery of 14, 18 or 22 carat, then how much pure gold you will get in it?
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Mostly 22-carat gold is used in making jewellery. In 22-carat, 22 parts are gold and the remaining two are other metals like silver, zinc, nickel and other mixed metals. It is also known as 91.67 per cent pure gold. The presence of mixed metals makes it hard and hence it is used in making jewellery, making it durable. The number 916 is used by jewellers for 22 carats.
In 18 carat gold, 75 per cent gold and 25 per cent other metals like copper, silver are mixed. This type of gold is used to make stone-studded jewellery and other diamond jewellery. It is less expensive than 22-carat gold. Its color is light yellow. It is stronger than 22 or 24 carats. Jewellers use the number 750 for 18 carats.
Gold with 14-carat is 58.5 per cent pure gold and the rest is a mixture of other metals. The number 585 is used for 14 carats.
How to know the purity of gold? Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) gives the certificate of purity of gold. BIS stamps on hallmarked jewellery. It also mentions the year in which the jewellery is made and the year of the hallmark and 'K' written on gold to indicate the carat of purity.
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