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Historically, hallmarks in the UK were made by punching the mark into the metal.Today, lasers are also used to etch the mark into the piece.Most jewellers alloy precious metals with other metals, to give the piece more durability, to make it easier to work with, and to make it more wearable.However, because of this practice, it is required in some countries to mark jewellery with the percentage of precious metal present.Also Read: How jewellers calculate the price of gold you buy BIS hallmarking consists of four components to ensure the purity of gold which are as follows: 1. According to the BIS website, it is the only agency in India approved by the government for hallmarking gold articles of any kind to ensure its purity.However, BIS hallmarking scheme is voluntary, not all jewellers offer hallmarked BIS jewellery.When purity of gold is measured in Karat, 24KT is considered the purest form of gold.
This mark can be of a BIS certified jeweller or jewellery manufacturer.
For example, Letter 'A 'was used for year 2000 and 'J for' year 2008. There are charges that have to be paid to get the jewellery hallmarked.