Any jewellery that has a hallmark will come with a number attached to it, along with a BIS stamp
For many, Akshaya Tritiya is the most auspicious day for gold purchases. However, Mint Money advises its readers to buy gold for investment purposes through the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or gold bonds route. This is because if you buy gold jewellery, you have to contend with the making charges, and establishing purity may be difficult. Then there are buy-back issues as well. But if you are using the day to treat yourself to a piece of jewellery or buying as a gift, here are some things to keep in mind.