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BSI Publishes Standards for the Determination of Jewelry Alloys

February 18, 2015

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published two sets of standards for the determination of jewelry alloys.

BS ISO 11494:2014-Jewellery. Determination of platinum in platinum jewelry alloys specific to the ICP-OES method using yttrium as internal standard element.

BS ISO 11495:2014-Jewellery. Determination of palladium in palladium jewelry alloys specific to the ICP-OES method using yttrium as internal standard element.

Both standards were published November 2014 and address the following:

  • Jewelry
  • Platinum alloys
  • Chemical analysis and testing
  • Determination of content
  • Emission spectrophotometry
  • Spectrophotometry