New rule: Now only 22, 18 and 14 carat gold jewelery will be sold, check this number before buying

Gold hallmarking: From June 16, the system of hallmarking has been started from 256 districts of the country. By making hallmarking mandatory, people will get pure gold and they will be saved from fraud. It will be implemented across the country in different phases. Now you will get gold jewelery only of 14, 18 and 22 carat gold with the jewelers. Let us know when you buy gold jewelery of 14, 18 or 22 carat, then how much pure gold you will get in it.

22 carat gold

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 percent 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 jewelers for 22 carats.

18 carat gold

In 18 carat gold, 75 percent gold and 25 percent other metals like copper, silver are mixed. This type of gold is used to make stone studded jewelery and other diamond jewellery. It is less expensive than 22 carat gold. Its color is light yellow. It is stronger than 22 or 24 carat. Jewelers use the number 750 for 18 carats.

14 carat gold

Gold of 14 carat is 58.5 percent pure gold and the rest is a mixture of other metals. The number 585 is used for 14 carats.

What is Gold Hallmarking?

Hallmarking – How to know the purity of gold – BIS gives the certificate of purity of gold – BIS – Bureau of Indian Standards – BIS stamp on hallmarked jewelery – Year in which the jewelery is made – Year of the hallmark and also the hallmarking center Mention – K is written on gold to indicate the carat of purity – customers benefit from mandatory hallmarking – buyers of gold will not be cheated

How pure is gold

24 carat 99.9%

23 carat 95.8%

22 carat 91.6%

21 carat 87.5%

18 carat 75.0%

17 carat 70.8%

14 carat 58.5%

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