Israel

1. Country: Israel

 

2. Summary of hallmarking system:

 

Hallmarking of gold articles is a compulsory state requirement.Hallmarking of other precious metals (Silver and Platinum)are voluntary. There is no standard covering palladium articles (yet). One main assay office have been appointed to carry out the hallmarking located in the beautiful city of Tel Aviv which is a branch of the SII (The Standard Instiution of Israel).

 

3. Ministry responsible:

 

 Name and contact details

Member IAAO

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor
p.o box 3007
Ramat Gan 52130 ramat gan
Israel
Tel: +972 3 7347704
E-mail: Rachel.Betzalel@moital.gov.il
Web site: www.moital.gov.il

No

 

4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

 

 Name and contact details

Member IAAO

Israeli assay office-The standard institution of Israel
Haim Levanon 42 Tel Aviv
Israel
Tel: +972-3-6467774
E-mail: ofirarnon@sii.org.il
Web Site: www.sii.org.il

Yes

 

5. Other representative bodies:

 

 Name and contact details

Member IAAO

 

 

 

6. Assay Offices:

 

Name and contact details

Mark

Member IAAO

Israel assay office-The standard institution of Israel
Haim Levanon 42 Tel Aviv
Israel
Tel: +972-3-6467774
E-mail: ofirarnon@sii.org.il
Web Site: www.sii.org.il

Yes

 

7. Typical mark formation:

 

A legal hallmark in Israel comprises three marks:

(i) A sponsor’s mark.
(ii) A fineness mark.
(iii) An assay office mark.

The Israeli assay office keeps its own list of registered sponsor’s marks. The sponsor’s mark most often comprises the initials of the customer. A range of shield designs are available to distinguish between sponsors who have the same initials.

8. Sponsor mark details:


9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

  • Gold

Hallmarking is required for gold articles above 2 g

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Traditional symbol

375

 

585

750

875

916

 

999

 

     

  • Silver

Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 0 g

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Traditional symbol

 

800

 

 

 

 

835

 

 

 

 

925

 

 

 

 

999

 

 

 

     

  • Platinum

Hallmarking is required for platinum articles above 0 g

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Traditional symbol

850

 

There is no hallmarking system in place for Pd articles

 

 

900

 

950

 

999

 

 

  • Mixtures of precious metals and other metals and materials

Allowed but technical restrictions apply.

 

10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

 

Convention hallmarks

Member of International Convention



11. Other IAAO observers in country

No.

 

12. Other information:

Israel is a signatory to The Vienna Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals and thus accepts items bearing Convention hallmarks.

 

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