While regulatory standards exist for assessing lead or nickel content, there are very few industry standards for testing jewellery performance and durability. This implies that jewellery makers and retailers have few or no objective methods or data to assess the longevity of their items or how well they will work for customers. As a result, manufacturers and retailers are unsure whether their quality targets will be accomplished, and they may face the risk of product returns, recalls, and consumer discontent, putting their brand and image at risk.
Jewellery testing is the process of evaluating jewellery for performance attributes as well as regulatory requirements.
- Regulatory testing can determine if products comply with requirements such as lead in surface coatings per 16 CFR Part 1303, as well as California Proposition 65.
- Performance testing to customized standards for jewelry can identify how a product will perform for the consumer.
- A combination of regulatory and performance testing can provide you with the ability to better manage risk and protect your company’s brand.