Postponement sought of mandatory hallmarking in India due to COVID, lack of infrastructure


The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) has urged the government to extend the deadline for implementation of mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery to June 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of infrastructure. The government has mandated that all jewellery has to be hallmarked by June 2021. Jewellers have asked for […]

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Hallmarking of gold artefacts and jewellery to be mandatory from June 1, 2021


The Indian government is determined to implement compulsory hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts from June 1, amid rumours that the scheme’s rollout could be delayed. Hallmarking for gold jewellery started in April 2000 as a voluntary scheme. Around 40 per cent of gold jewellery sold in the country is being hallmarked at present. “No […]

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