What does 916 mean on a gold ring?

22 carat gold
916 gold is nothing but 22 carat gold. 916 is basically used to denote the purity of gold in the final product, i.e. 91.6 grams of pure gold in 100 gram alloy. The figure 916 is basically 22/24 (22 carat by 24 carat). In a similar manner, 958 gold is 23 carats (23/24) and 750 gold is 18 carats (18/24).

Is 916 and hallmark gold same?

‘BIS 916’ gold is 22 Karat hallmarked gold, with the number 916 denoting the purity of gold in the final product. Similarly, 958 gold denotes 23 karat gold, while 750 gold denotes 18 karat gold. Simply put, 916 reflects the finesse of gold jewellery, with 91.6 grams of gold per 100 grams.

How do I check my hallmark 916 gold?

The hallmark on your gold jewellery must have a Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) mark which is represented by a triangle. To ensure purity in karat and fineness, look for the Caratage (22K915). One must always look for jewellers’ mark and Assaying and Hallmarking Centre’s identification mark or number.

Is 916 enough for hallmark?

It is advisable that you should buy 916 purity gold as 22 karat is considered to be the best quality of gold for making jewelleries. Hallmark gold is a term that refers to the certified quality of gold. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) affiliates hallmark on gold jewellery.

How do I check hallmark gold jewellery?

The hallmark is often printed on clasps for gold chains or bracelets and the inner side of gold rings or bangles. For coins and bars, it is usually visible on the surface. This jewellery stamp will include the karat, also called the purity, of the piece, such as 14K or 24K.

Is hallmark gold Expensive?

So, assuming that the rate of 10g gold is Rs30,000, the price of a 10g piece of 22k gold would be 91.6% of 24k gold, or about Rs27,500. Over and above all these costs come the making charges. These charges can be anywhere between 8% and 25% of the cost of gold.

How can you tell if a ring is hallmark?

Where can I find my hallmark? The hallmark is normally stamped inside an engagement or wedding ring, with pendants by the bail and with chains and bracelets they are usually found by the clasp. The hallmark consists of 3 compulsory marks together with a 4th often-optional marking.

When did 916 hallmark start?

BIS hallmark
Effective region India
Effective since 2000 for Gold jewelry, 2005 for Silver jewelry
Product category Gold jewelry, Silver jewelry
Website bis.org.in

Which is best KDM or 916?

That means, the major difference between the two- BIS 916 gold and KDM gold is that the BIS 916 gold provides guarantee on purity and fineness of gold jewellery as it’s certified. KDM gold on the other hand provides no guarantee on the purity and fineness of gold jewellery as it’s not certified.