I apologize for not posting this before, but I hope I figured out how
to do it?!?!
For on Canadian Precious Metals Marking requirements,
can be obtained from the Canadian Government -Competition
Bureau website http://competition.ic.gc.ca - Various information
pamphlets may be found under Business - Misleading
advertising and labelling guidelines - Precious Metals. The basic
is contained in “What every jewellery dealer needs to know
about the Precious Metals Marking Act and Regulations”. a sample:
It is impossible to know the quality of a precious metal by looking at
it, so consumers need some way of getting accurate about
the quality of jewellery and other precious metal goods made of gold,
silver, platinum and palladium. Therefore, since 1908, the Government
of Canada has set standards and inspected precious metal goods under
the authority of the Precious Metals Marking Act and Regulations. This
helps protect consumers and maintain marketplace confidence in the
quality of precious metals.
Information about the precious metals contained in an article normally
appears in the form of a quality mark. In Canada the mark is not
compulsory. Where it does appear, however, a trade-mark registered in
Canada, or a recognized government mark, must be applied with it.
There are several different quality marks that can be used, depending
on the kind and amount of precious metal in an article.