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Certification is important and is prevalent in almost every industry for a reason. In the case of jewellery the value of jewels being high, certifications lend credibility thereby authenticating the items sold.
Under Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, hallmarking agency certifies gold on the basis of Indian standards. This means that official hallmarking centers will certify based on evaluation after testing the gold jewellery thus ensuring the gold conforms to the national and international standard of fineness and purity. The government has made Hallmarking of gold jewellery mandatory. This ensures that the rights and interests of the consumer is protected besides keeping a control over quality. So in view of this it is imperative to buy only from showrooms selling BIS Hallmark Jewellery.
Since diamonds are expensive it is advisable to go in for certified jewellery and especially from internationally reputed gemmology bodies. A certificate from an international gemmology body describes a diamond in all its characteristics. It is also advisable to desist buying from jewellers who issue in-house certificates backing the authenticity of the diamonds. Also it is important to note that while the 4C's namely; Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat are vital, certification provides an independent verification of a diamond’s quality. Without a certificate it becomes difficult to judge its genuineness. Besides when one has to sell or exchange a diamond jewel a certificate authenticating the quality of diamonds would really add value