Following the latest changes to the hallmarking regulations, the jeweler's license number, hallmarking center name, registration number, address, kind of jewelry, date of hallmarking, and gold purity will now be displayed upon entering the 6-digit HUID number in BIS Care. In other words, in addition to the jeweler's name, you will also receive all other information about the jewelry.
Regarding the hallmarking of gold jewelry, significant changes have been made by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). BIS made this choice in response to the Jewellers Association's constant insistence. Accordingly, the name of the jeweler who performed the Hallmarking will no longer be visible when entering the 6-digit Hallmarking ID number in the BIS Care App; instead, his license number will be displayed.
Hallmarking has been implemented since April 1.
The Bureau of Indian Standards has issued this judgment in response to the Jewellers Associations' ongoing requests for adjustments. Beginning on April 1, 2023, gold jewelry sold in 288 nationwide districts must bear a 6-digit hallmark. By inputting the ID number in the BIS Care app after entering the Hallmark Unique Identification (HUID), comprehensive information on that jewelry and jeweler could be acquired.
Jewelers were facing these problems.
Jewelers experienced a lot of issues following the implementation of this rule. In truth, according to jewelers' associations, a customer's name does not show in the hallmarking of the jewels he purchases from small and retail jewelers. Customers are experiencing a crisis of confidence as a result of this. Customers are turning more directly to big merchants in this situation rather than tiny jewelers.
Impact on the business of small-retail traders.
Customers who want to buy gold jewelry directly from wholesalers or large manufacturers hurt the small and retail jewelry industry. This is because many small and retail jewelers purchase goods from large manufacturers whose names can be seen on the jewelry they purchase. Therefore, if small business owners in this scenario sell jewelry, their names are hidden. In a meeting with the Secretary of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs last month, the Jewellers Associations discussed their issue.
The Bureau of Indian Standards has chosen to delete the names of jewelers from the BIS Care app after this information becomes public on BIS Care. Following the modification, the jeweler's license number, hallmarking center name, registration number, address, kind of jewelry, hallmarking date, and gold purity will be displayed upon entering the 6-digit HUID number in BIS Care. In other words, you will receive all other information about the jewelry in addition to the jeweler's name.