Recognition of Hallmarking Centres & Refineries for Precious Metals /Jewellery
Hallmarking is accurate determination and recording of proportionate content of precious metal in ornaments and articles. Hallmark is the Official Mark, used as a guarantee of purity or fineness of precious metal in ornaments and articles. In India, at present, two precious metals, namely, gold and silver, have been brought under the purview of Hallmarking.
In India, the BIS Hallmarking Scheme, is aligned with International criteria on Hallmarking. As per this scheme, jewellers are registered by BIS and the registered jewellers can get their jewellery hallmarked from any of the BIS recognized Assaying and Hallmarking Centres. The recognition of an Assaying and Hallmarking Centre is done as per IS 15820:2009. An assaying & hallmarking centre is required to apply to BIS along with its Quality Manual.Refineries, already in the business of gold refining for the last one year and possessing accreditation from London Bullion Market Association or National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), may apply for obtaining BIS license for Standard Bars. We are one of the leading service providers in this segment and have been instrumental in getting more than a hundred such centres and refineries recognized by BIS.