What is Hallmark in Gold Jewelry ?
Hallmark gold is the certified gold that goes through a process of quality check and assurance called hallmarking. An agency under Government of India, called the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), carries out this process of hallmarking to certify the purity and fineness of a gold item.
The purpose of a hallmark is to certify the metal purity of the item. In other words, if an object is stamped with a 'gold' hallmark, then you, the consumer, know that it is indeed real gold – and not something else that simply looks like gold.
And how to identify Hallmark Gold Jewelry?
1) Check the hallmark sign with these things -- The BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) mark denoted by a triangle, the caratage (22K916) showing the purity.
The hallmark on your gold jewellery must have a (BIS) mark which is represented by a triangle. To ensure purity in karat and fineness, look for the Caratage (22K916). One must always look for the jewellers' mark and Assaying and Hallmarking Centre's identification mark or number.