Jewelry Safety Testing
From necklaces and rings to bracelets and earrings, Intertek offers comprehensive costume and fashion jewelry testing to ensure the safety and quality of your products
Metal contamination presents a consumer health and safety issue for fashion jewelry. Because of this, adult and children’s fashion jewelry must comply with Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) chemical regulations for nickel release, lead, cadmium and phthalates to be marketed in the EU. In the U.S., children’s fashion jewelry must comply with chemical limits set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and California’s Proposition 65.
Intertek conducts fashion jewelry testing for quality and performance. We test to measure torque, tension, compression, flammability, resistance to corrosion and more while helping to ensure your fashion jewelry stands up to repeated and prolonged wear to promote consumer satisfaction.
Intertek also offers gem and jewelry testing with trained gemologists. Intertek’s lab is equipped with the most advanced machinery to provide you with precise and comprehensive analysis for everything from precious metal testing to gemstone identification. All of our technicians are required to complete a jewelry care/handling training course, ensuring you that your product is safe and secure while in the care of Intertek’s lab.
Our core capabilities include:
- Gemstone Identification - determines if a gemstone is authentic or synthetic
- Diamond Grading - measures the 4Cs: carat, cut, color and clarity
- Jewelry Grading - focuses on the overall composition of a jewelry piece, including the nature of the gemstone mounted on the piece and the purity of the metal