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Philippines Gold Jewellery Including Gold Articles

Postby bridgat » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:53 pm

Gold Jewellery Including Gold Articles - Market Requirements

The following standard dictates the marking requirements for gold jewellery, including gold articles.


DPNS 1314:2004

ICS 39.060

Jewellery - Gold Jewellery Including Gold Articles -
Marking Requirements

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL STANDARD PNS 1314:1996

Foreword
This Philippine National Standard Marking Requirements for Gold Jewellery Including Gold Articles was prepared by the Bureau of Product Standards’ Technical Committee on Jewellery, BPS/TC54. This standard cancels and replaces PNS 1314:1996.

This standard specifies the marking requirements for gold jewellery including gold articles. This does not include the composition and the requirements for setting alloys, solders and filled gold articles as well as the base metal parts of the jewellery.

This standard does not apply to gold articles intended for industrial purposes.

In the preparation of this standard, the Swiss Precious Metals Control Law was consulted.

1 Scope
This standard specifies the marking requirements of gold jewellery and its solders.

2 Definition
For the purpose of this standard, the following definitions shall apply:

2.1
gold alloy
an alloy that is homogeneous throughout and contains not less than the amount of pure gold, alloyed with one or more other metals

2.2 gold articles

2.2.1 Articles of personal adornment made of gold, stones, pearls or combinations thereof; (for example: rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, earrings, watch chains, fobs, pendants, tie pins, cuff links, combs, tiaras, dress-studs, religious or other medals or insignia).

2.2.2 Articles made of gold, with or without stones for personal use of a kind normally carried in the pocket, handbag or in the person; (for example: cigarette cases, powder boxes, chain purses, cachou boxes).

2.2.3 Articles of goldsmiths and parts thereof, of gold, whether or not plated or clad with other precious metal, which include such articles as ornaments, tableware, toilet-ware smokers’ requisites and other articles of households, office of religious use.

3 Designation of pure gold content

3.1 The pure gold content of gold jewellery shall be designated by (a) three numerals (000); or (b) karat indicating the number of thousandth parts by mass of pure gold present in every 1000 parts by mass of gold alloy.

3.2 Symbol - The appropriate numerals shall be contained within the boundaries of the symbol specified in the standard.

4 Symbols

4.1 General - Symbols shall be an exact reproduction, except with regard to size, of the illustrations specified in Figures 1 and 2.
DPNS 1314:2004

4.2 Gold symbol - The gold symbol shall be as specified in figure 1.
Figure 1 - Gold symbol

4.3 Gold jewelry with platinum combination symbol - In addition to the gold symbol, the platinum symbol shall be as specified in Figure

5 Marking requirements

5.1 Gold jewellery - Gold jewellery shall be clearly and indelibly engraved or stamped with the following:

5.1.1 The manufacturer’s name, trademark or other identifying mark.

5.1.2 The gold symbol and pure gold content in numerals or in karats.

5.2 Gold jewellery with platinum combination - Gold jewellery with platinum combination shall be clearly and indelibly engraved or stamped with the following:

5.2.1 The manufacturer’s name, trademark or other identifying mark.

5.2.2 The gold symbol and pure gold content in numerals or karats.

5.2.3 The platinum symbol (immediately following the gold symbol) and pure platinum content in numerals.

5.3 Location of marking - The marking shall be isolated from any other symbols or code numbers that appear on the gold jewellery.

5.4 Marking of small jewellery - Where a gold jewellery is so small that the marking required cannot be engraved, stamped or soldered on it, the specified marking shall appear on a suitable card or tag that is securely attached to the jewellery.

NOTE Examples of the use of various symbols that conform to the requirements are given in Annex A.

Annex A

Use of symbols

A.1 Examples of the use of symbols that conform to the marking requirements of this standard are given below. These examples do not, however, illustrate the use of the manufacturer’s identifying marks.

a) Gold jewellery made from gold alloy - A gold jewellery made from gold alloy that contains 750 parts per 1000 by mass of pure gold shall be marked as illustrated in Figure A.1.

Figure A.1 - Example of recommended method for marking jewellery
made from gold alloy

b) Gold jewellery made from gold alloy with platinum combination - A
gold jewellery made from gold alloy that contains 916 parts per 1000 by mass of pure gold with platinum combination that contains 950 parts per 1000 by mass of platinum shall be marked as illustrated in Figure A.2.

Figure A.2 - Example of recommended method for marking a jewellery
made from gold alloy with platinum combination

BUREAU OF PRODUCT STANDARDS
Department of Trade and Industry
Technical Committee 54 - Jewellery
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