ARTICLES OTHER THAN PLATED ARTICLES
6. (1) A quality mark specified in Column I of an item of the table to this section may be applied to an article, other than a plated article, or part thereof, that
(a) is composed wholly or partly of a precious metal specified in Column II of that item; and
(b) meets the requirements specified in Column III of that item.
(2) Where only part of an article, other than a plated article, is composed wholly or partly of a precious metal and the quality mark is applied to the article, the name of the part to which the quality mark is applicable shall be applied immediately before or after the mark.
(3) Where a quality mark for gold is used, the word “gold”, “or”, the letter “G” or the abbreviation “Au” may be applied to the article in conjunction with the quality mark.
(4) Where the quality of gold in an article is represented
(a) in karats, the number shown in conjunction with that representation shall be in the same proportion to the number 24 as the quality of the gold in the article is to pure gold; or
(b) in decimals, the number used shall be in the same proportion to the number 1 as the quality of the gold in the article is to pure gold.
Column I Column II Column III Quality Mark Precious Metal Minimum Quality or Quantity of Precious Metal 1. The quality of the gold expressed in karats or decimals. Karats may be shown as “karat”, “carat”, “Karat”, “Carat”, “Kt.”, “Ct.”, “K” or “C” Gold 9 karats 2. “silver”, “sterling”, “sterling silver”, “argent”, “argent sterling” or any abbreviation for any of the foregoing or the quality of the silver shown in decimals Silver 925 parts by weight in every 1,000 parts pure silver 3. “platinum”, “plat.” or “platine” Platinum or an alloy of platinum and iridium or ruthenium 95 per cent or more of the metallic content of the article or part 4. “palladium” or “pall.” Palladium 95 per cent or more of the metallic content of the article or part 5. “palladium” or “pall.” An alloy of palladium and platinum, iridium, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, or gold The quantity of palladium and of the alloy must be at least 90 per cent and 95 per cent respectively of the metallic content of the article or part
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