Hallmarking on gold jewellery and related items is set to become mandatory from April 1, 2023. The government has said that all gold jewellery and artefacts sold after March 31 will have to carry a Hallmark Unique Identification Number (HUID). The move is aimed to ensure quality standards, and bring the Indian jewellery industry in line with global standards.
This means the sale of old hallmarked jewellery with four logos without a HUID (Hallmark Unique Identification) number will not be allowed from the new financial year. It may be noted that prior to the implementation of the six-digit HUID number, hallmarking of gold jewellery consisted of four marks - BIS logo, purity of the article as well as the logo of the jeweller and Assaying and Hallmarking Centre.
Till now, the old hallmarked jewellery with four marks without HUID was also permitted to be sold by the jewellers along with the six-digit HUID mark.