certify the
authenticity of your gold

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Ensure the authenticity and purity of your gold jewelry with our reliable gold hallmarking services. Our expert assayers meticulously test and hallmark your gold pieces, ensuring transparency and peace of mind.

Confidence in Hallmarks

As a Trusted Gold Hallmarking Provider, we take pride in providing reliable and accurate hallmarking services for gold. Our state-of-the-art facility, equipped with advanced technology and experienced professionals, ensures that your gold items are certified with precision and authenticity. We provide trustworthy hallmarking services that uphold integrity and transparency in the precious metal industry.

Akshardham Hallmarking Centre (AHC) is an accredited Gold Assay and Hallmarking Centre aligned with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Our commitment to quality and precision is reflected in our adherence to Indian Standards 15820:2009, ensuring the implementation of robust management procedures. Moreover, AHC follows IS 1418:2016 and IS 2113:2014 for our Assay Laboratory, ensuring accurate testing of gold jewellery and artifacts. Choose AHC for trustworthy hallmarking services that comply with established industry standards.

what is gold hallmarking

  • Gold hallmarking is a process of certifying the purity and authenticity of gold. It involves applying specific marks or stamps on gold items, that indicate its fineness, ensuring transparency and consumer protection.

  • These marks are recognized globally and are a testament to the purity and craftsmanship of gold. Hallmarking is a crucial process, which involves a series of tests conducted by expert assayers to verify the gold content and ensure compliance with established standards.

  • In India, it is mandatory for certified jewelers to sell or manufacture jewellery and artifacts. The BIS certified jewellery mark is required from registered Assay and Hallmarking centers under the Bureau of Indian Standards. Hallmarking ensures purity and fineness, with Fine Gold 999, Standard Gold 995, and gold alloys for jewellery and artifacts. The hallmarking of gold jewellery and artifacts now incorporates a six-digit alphanumeric code (AB13CD) along with the three marks marked as 22K916, 18K750, and 14K585.

  • Hallmarking centers can identify prohibited elements through testing, protecting end users from exploitation, adulteration, and manipulation of precious metals by both certified and non-certified jewellers.

Why hallmarking is important

  • Gold, a soft metal, needs to be mixed with other metals for jewellery because of its vulnerability to wear. This mixing makes it easier for unscrupulous traders to adulterate gold, making it difficult to detect without technical tests. The intricate design of Indian jewellery, often using a combination of high and low caratage gold, adds complexity to assessing purity. Moreover, plating lower caratage items with 24 carat gold is common. Despite awareness, consumers face cheating.

  • To protect them, the Government of India assigned the Reserve Bank of India's Standing Committee on Gold and Precious Metals to standardize gold and introduce hallmarking. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) became the sole authority for implementing the hallmarking scheme in 2000. This initiative aims to safeguard consumers, enhance export competitiveness, and position India as a leading global market for gold jewellery.


Hallmarking provides assurance that the gold item is genuine and not a counterfeit or imitation. It protects buyers from fraudulent practices and ensures they are investing in real gold.


Gold purity is expressed in terms of karats or parts per thousand. Hallmarking verifies the purity level present in the item. Helps buyers with informed decisions on desired purity levels.

Quality Assurance

Hallmarking ensures that the gold item meets quality standards. Hallmarking signifies rigorous testing and inspection, assuring that the piece is well-crafted and will endure over time.

Value Retention

Hallmarked gold holds its value better compared to non-hallmarked gold. Hallmark is a proof of authenticity and quality, increases buyers’ confidence and makes it easier to sell or exchange the item.

Certified Gold Jewellery Marking

BIS Standard Mark
Purity of Gold

This BIS standard mark is a marking system that ensures the reliability, quality, and safety of gold in adherence with Indian Standards (IS) issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). It ensures consumer safety.

This mark indicates the purity of gold, typically denoted by the karatage (e.g., 24K, 22K) or a numeric representation (e.g., 916 for 91.6% pure gold). It ensures transparency in determining gold's value.

The Hallmark Unique Identification (HUID) number is a distinctive six-digit alphanumeric code stamped on every piece of jewellery Assaying & Hallmarking center. It ensures purity and prevents malpractice in hallmarked jewellery, with a transition from four-digit to six- digit codes mandated after March 31, 2023. For instance, 22K916 signifies that the jewellery is made of 22-carat gold, indicating it contains 91.6 percent pure gold.

Why Choose Akshardham Hallmarking Centre?


Our team comprises of Gold Hallmarking experts who possess in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field of precious metal hallmarking. With their skillful assessments, we ensure the highest level of accuracy.

Cutting-Edge Technology

At Akshardham Hallmarking Centre, our state-of-the-art laboratory with advanced technology ensures accurate results and efficient processing, allowing us to deliver hallmarking services in a timely manner.


We are committed to upholding trust and integrity in the industry. Our hallmarks are widely recognized and accepted, providing customers with confidence in the authenticity and purity of their precious gold items.


We understand the value of your time. With our efficient processes and streamlined operations, we strive to deliver hallmarking services promptly without compromising with quality.

Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We value your trust and aim to exceed your expectations by providing exceptional customer service and ensuring your complete satisfaction with our hallmarking services.

Compliance with Standards

Our gold hallmarking services strictly adhere to the relevant national and international standards. We follow the guidelines and regulations set by the authorized governing bodies in our hallmarking process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the purpose of gold hallmarking?

Gold hallmarking serves as a certification of the purity and authenticity of gold items. It provides assurance to buyers that the gold they are purchasing meets specific quality standards.

How can I identify a hallmarked gold item?

Hallmarked gold items bear specific marks or stamps that indicate their authenticity. These marks typically include the purity level, assay office mark, hallmarking year mark, and jeweler's mark.

Is gold hallmarking mandatory?

The requirement for gold hallmarking varies from country to country. In some nations, it is mandatory to hallmark gold items above a certain weight or purity level, while in others, it may be voluntary or regulated by specific industry standards.

Can I trust the hallmarks on gold jewellery?

Hallmarks are applied by authorized assay offices or governing bodies that follow strict testing procedures. These entities ensure the accuracy and reliability of the hallmarks, making them trustworthy indicators of gold quality.

What is the significance of the purity mark on a gold item?

The purity mark on a gold item indicates the percentage of pure gold it contains. For example, 24 karat gold is considered 100% pure, while 22 karat gold is 91.6% pure. The purity mark helps buyers assess the value and quality of the gold.

Can gold items without hallmarks be trusted?

Hallmarks provide an official authenticity of the gold item's quality and purity. While the absence of a hallmark does not necessarily mean the gold is fake or of low quality, it does lack the official certification that hallmarking provides.

Are there different types of gold hallmarking systems worldwide?

Yes, different countries may have their own hallmarking systems and standards. These systems can vary in terms of the marks used, the authorities responsible for hallmarking, and the criteria for determining gold purity.

Can I get my gold item hallmarked after purchasing it?

In most cases, gold items need to be hallmarked before they are sold. Hallmarking after purchase is not typically done, as it is crucial to establish the authenticity and quality of the gold item prior to sale.

Does gold hallmarking affect the design or appearance of the jewellery?

In most cases, gold items need to be hallmarked before they are sold. Hallmarking after purchase is not typically done, as it is crucial to establish the authenticity and quality of the gold item prior to sale.

Can I sell or exchange my hallmarked gold jewellery in the future?

Yes, hallmarked gold jewellery holds its value better and is easier to sell or exchange in the future. The hallmark serves as proof of authenticity and quality, which instills confidence in potential buyers or dealers.

If you have any further questions or inquiries about gold hallmarking, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our team will be more than happy to assist you.

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    Got questions about the Akshardham Hallmarking Centre? Our team is here to help. Contact us for quick and friendly support.

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