On the eve of the holidays on February 14 and March 8, Rospotrebnadzor published a memo on the choice of jewelry on its official website.
The agency reminds consumers that when purchasing a piece of jewelry, it is necessary to check for the presence of an assay stamp and a nameplate (manufacturer's imprint) on it. If the product is imported, the nameplate may not be on it, but in this case there must be an imprint of the stamp of the assay supervision inspection.
As noted by Rospotrebnadzor, the sale of jewelry without imprints of state assay marks of Russia and without a nameplate is prohibited. Without an imprint of the state mark, it is allowed to sell jewelry and other products made of silver of Russian production weighing up to three grams.
“For precious stones in the form of inserts into jewelry, a certificate is not required, it is replaced by a tag,” the memo says.
On the tag of jewelry made of precious stones, the characteristics (color, clarity and weight) must be indicated, and on the tags of semi-precious stones only the weight of the insert is indicated without characteristics of purity.
The sale of unmounted cut diamonds, indicates the department, which are made from natural diamonds, as well as cut emeralds, is carried out only if there is a certificate for each stone or batch of stones.