The Challenge
Meeting consumers' expectations while facing these manufacturing challenges has introduced a number of serious challenges into the jewelry supply chain:

  • under-karated metals and irregular alloys
  • base metal jewelry with false precious metal hallmarks
  • new plating materials that contain harmful elements
  • platings that mask underlying hazardous metals
  • items labeled hypoallergenic with known allergens

Manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are required to comply with Federal Trade Commission regulations regarding use of the word ‘gold’, 'silver', 'vermeil', etc. to describe products and with the National Gold and Silver Stamping Act. Misuse of these terms and marks could result in substantial fines.

The Solution
In response to the needs of retailers and manufacturers, our quality assurance precious metal and gemstone testing for fine and fashion jewelry include both specialized services to meet specific needs and testing services to assess if your products meet required governmental regulations and industry standards.

Instituting a system of testing fine and fashion jewelry offers retailers and manufacturers the best means to eliminate fraud and ensure their products are properly marked and compliant with required regulations.

This solution is designed to help retailers safeguard their precious metal and gemstone assets and preserve the authenticity of their jewelry supply chain.