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Jewellery Testing Laboratory

Appraisal and Hallmark Laboratory of the National Gemstone Jewellery Authority

The internationally accepted Precious Metal Assaying and Hallmarking Office fully equipped with Modern instruments is located at the Head Office of NGJA in No. 25, Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 03.

Assaying and Hallmarking [Test and Certify] of jewellery and issue of certificates are the primary function of the Assay Laboratory. The issuance of valuation reports for jewellery is done only if requested by the Bank and courts of justice. The Assay Office of NGJA is a Full Member of the International Association of Assay Offices (IAAO) and an observer member of the Hallmarking Convention of Vienna

Services provided by the Assessing Office

Analysis of Gold Jewellry / Alloy and Hallmarkidal (2 days)
Analysis of Silver Jewellry / Alloy and Hallmarkidal (2 days)
Platinum Jewellry / Alloy and Hallmarkidal (2 days)
Issuance of jewellery rating reports (per field) (4 hours)
Issuance of assessment reports as per court orders (2-3 weeks)
Other metal analysis (02 days)
Technical Advice Arrangement (01 hrs)

Charges with affect from 17th of April 2018 for Testing and Hallmarking Jewellery Items

(A) Issue of Assay Reports on Precious Metals/ Alloys/ Testing point

Metal Type  Charges (Rs.)  NBT (Rs.)
Gold 500.00 10.00
Silver 250.00 5.00
Platinum 1,000.00 20.00
Palladium 1,000.00 20.00
Elemental qualitative Analysis  (Per Report) 350.00 7.00

 

(B) Issue of Assay Reports on Precious Metal Jewellery/ Coins

Metal Type Charges (Rs.) NBT(Rs.) VAT(Rs.) Total (Rs.)
Gold 700.00 14.00 107.10 821.10
Silver 300.00 6.00 45.90 351.90
Platinum 1,200.00 24.00 183.60 1,407.60

 

(C) Issue of Assay Reports on Precious metal articels other than Jewellery

Metal Type Charges (Rs.) NBT(Rs.) VAT(Rs.) Total (Rs.)
Gold 1,200.00 24.00 183.60 1,407.60
Silver 700.00 14.00 107.10 821.10
Platinum 1,500.00 30.00 229.50 1,759.50

 

(D)  (I) Hallmarking Charges of Jewellery

Metal Type Charges (per item) (Rs.)
Charges NBT VAT Total
Gold 200.00 4.00 30.60 234.60
Silver 100.00 2.00 15.30 117.30
Platinum / Palladium 200.00 4.00 30.60 234.60

(II) Charges for  Stamping of Sponsor Mark

Sponsor Mark Rs. 50.00 Rs.1.00 Rs.7.65 Rs.58.65

(E) Assaying & Hallmarking charges for jewellery lots submitted by jewellers

Gold Jewellery

No of Items  Charges per Item (Rs.)           NBT (Rs.) VAT (Rs.) Total  (Rs.)
 10-100 450.00  9.00 68.85  527.85
101-200 425.00  8.50 65.02 498.52
200>  400.00  8.00 61.20 469.20

Silver Jewellery

  No of Items  Charges per Item (Rs.)           NBT (Rs.) VAT (Rs.) Total (Rs.)
 10-100 300.00  6.00 45.90  351.90
101-200 250.00  5.00 38.25 293.25
200>  200.00  4.00 30.60 234.60

Jewellery valuation charges for custom /Visa requirements

Each value slabs of Rs. 50,000/- will be charges Rs. 1,000/-