14th April, 2019
Jewelers across the country have demanded standardization of hallmarking for the measurement of gold by the government. Jewelers say that having a variety of standards for the measurement of gold purity leads to confusion in the Sarafa industry. At the same time, Delhi's jewelers have decided to mark the hallmarking center of their center on jewelery to avoid fake hallmarking.
The All India Gems and Jewelery Home Council (GJC) has urged the Ministry of Consumer Affairs to standardize hallmarking accuracy across the country. GJC vice-chairman Shankar Sen said that there are different standards of 14, 18 and 22 carats of different products in the hallmarking process. Suppose if the standard of purity for gold biscuits and coins is 20 and 24 carats, then this creates a situation of confusion.
Let us tell you that recently a racket of fake hallmarking was caught in the market in Chandni Chowk. There was a big racket going on. When the Bureau of Indian Standards raided, there were large scale machines found through which fake hallmarking was done. To avoid fake hallmarking, Delhi's jewelers have decided in a meeting that after examining the purity of all Hall Mark Center jewelery, the marketer of his center must also mark the jewelery.
In the meeting, The Boolean and Jewelers Association President Yogesh Singhal said that all 35 Hallmarking Centers present in Delhi will place their logo on jewelery.