How to Check Gold Purity

Whenever you plan to purchase a Gold for investment or gold jewellery, the very first thing you should check is the purity of Gold i.e how pure the gold is? Most of us visit our local jewellery shop to buy gold jewellery and ornaments, but you can shop online with 100% Quality Jewellery @Gemsfly. But how will you check the gold Purity that you have purchased in online or offline? For this, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), a government org, certifies the purity of gold by hallmarking of gold jewellery. To protect yourself from buying BIS Hallmarked gold jewellery. Lets see How to Check Gold Purity at home in more steps.

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How to Check Gold Purity ?

In the first steps of how to check gold purity? Normally, In all jewellery shops near me, there will Gold purity checker in all stores when purchasing ask the salesperson to check for gold purity. They won’t charge extra for checking, in that you will know whats the percentage of gold used in jewellery and whats the other metals mixed.

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To check the purity of gold by the following steps listed below,
  • Hallmark Stamp: It is an official mark for items made of metal, mostly to certify the content of noble metals which is platinum Jewellery, gold Jewellery, silver Jewellery. Here Pure gold always carries a stamp with a purity scale.

1)  How to check gold at home? to check the purity of gold, by using the magnifying glass for checking the hallmark stamp.

2)  Check for inspected laboratory logo, which is assessed to check its purity on the jewellery.

3) Click here to check the logo of the hallmarking center on your jewellery

  • BIS Standard Mark: BIS symbol or mark is used as an important stamp for the purity of gold. It is obtained by BIS certified jeweller or jewellery manufacturer. Click here to the checklist of both gold and silver jewellers that are certified and licensed by BIS.
  • Any Discolouration: Always check for the color of your gold jewellery. If your jewellery is only gold plated, it will start showing a different metal in below layer and color will be faded.
  • Try with a Magnet: Gold is non-magnetic if it pulls or attracts toward the magnet, ten gold is mixed with iron. To perform this test you need a strong magnet.

 

Gold Purity: types of gold

The types of gold changes when lowering the karat value, the stronger it will be, while higher karat rate gold will be softer. Lower karat gold is not tarnish-resistant as it contains higher sub metals. Lower karat gold is not worth as higher karat gold because it is purer.

Number of KaratsParts of Gold
% of Gold Purity
9K9/24
37.5
10K10/24
41.7
12K12/24
50.0
14K14/24
58.3
18K18/24
75.0
22K22/24
91.7
24K24/2499.9

FAQ:

  • What is the full form of BIS ?

BIS stands for Bureau of Indian Standards, a government body for Jewellery, which certifies the purity of gold by hallmarking on it.

  • KDM full form:

The full of KDM is cadmium or kadium. It means that the Jewellery was soldered with Gold 92% + Cadmium alloy. Use of KDM is banned because it creates even cancer for the jewellery smiths.

  • Hallmark Symbol / Hallmark Logo :
Bis Hallmark Symbol

Bis Hallmark Symbol

  • what is hallmark gold?

Hallmarked gold is nothing but the gold jewellery is certified by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for the purity of gold.

  • BIS website : https://bis.gov.in/
  • Gold purity testing machine
Gold Purity Testing Machine

Gold Purity Testing Machine

  • 1 Poun (Pound) gold in grams

8 grams of gold is equal to 1 pound or pound.

  • 1 Carat = Grams

One carat is equal to 0.2 grams, or 0.007 ounces. Note: carat is used to measure diamonds

Types of Gold

24 karat gold has a natural yellow color and its color cannot be changed without changing the purity of gold. Gold colors can be made by changing the composition of the alloy in the making of the jewellery.

Gold ColorInformation
Pink or Rose goldMade by adding more copper in the alloy composition of the gold
Green GoldAdding more of zinc and silver to the gold turns to be green gold
White GoldAdding nickel or palladium in gold creates white gold

Conclusion: Things to remember

1. For BIS Hallmarking jewellery, the jewellery pays about Rs 35 plus taxes per gold item. For a consignment, a minimum of Rs 200 plus taxes is charged.
2. Hallmarking is not done instantly. It may take approximately five to six hours to get the purity of gold checked before it is hallmarked.
3. If you have a complaint regarding your hallmarked jewellery, you can contact BIS by sending an email to cad[at]bis[dot]gov[dot]in

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