ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD!
Adulteration of gold with cheaper metals and forgery of BIS Hallmark are some of the common methods adopted to dupe consumers.
This is the reason why you should buy only Hallmarked Gold. The catch in Gold Hallmarking is the number which indicates the purity of gold. Even 9 carat gold can be hallmarked. So please check the number before you buy hallmarked gold jewellery, as given below:
958 Corresponds to 23 Carat
916 Corresponds to 22 Carat
875 Corresponds to 21 Carat
750 Corresponds to 18 Carat
708 Corresponds to 17 Carat
585 Corresponds to 14 Carat
375 Corresponds to 9 Carat more
In my case I. bought gold jewellery from P.P. JEWELLERS, Pitam pura showroom which was found fake after testing from recognized labs even then my case in consumer court is pending since 4 years and no any hope to get justice in coming yeras due to having strong bonding between all departments and branded jewellers. more
Are'nt there any commercial labs which test the purity of gold or silverware and furnish a report ? In industries testing of steels and other alloys for their composition is very common and there exist metallurgical labs who test and certify the chemical composition, physical and mechanical properties. more