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UL helps ensure quality in every detail.

UL helps manufacturers deliver jewelry and watch products that comply with applicable regulatory demands and consistently meet brand quality expectations.

For unrestricted access to the world market, jewelry and watches must meet standards governing the presence of particular chemicals and metals. UL’s testing services for the jewelry and watches industry include:

  • Lead and cadmium testing
  • Children’s jewelry testing (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act [CPSIA])
  • Fire assay by cupellation method (ISO 17025)
  • Phthalates testing
  • Plating thickness and fineness screening
  • XRF screening
  • Gemstone identification

We help to assure our customers that their specifications are being fully met by supply chain partners, with inspection, auditing and monitoring services to help verify the workmanship, construction, purity and source of materials, including vital checks on:

  • Casting and construction
  • Surface finish
  • Precious metal weight
  • Stone setting quality
  • Functionality, sizing and quantity verification
  • Plating color and quality
  • Gemstone color and quality range
  • Gemstone cut and weight
  • Required country of origin, trademark and fineness stampings

The benefits of working with UL
UL’s proven expertise in quality assurance and responsible sourcing, in tandem with our knowledge of global regulatory requirements and product safety testing, perfectly positions us as a leading provider of services for the jewelry and watches industry.

Our on-site audits and inspections help manage supply chain risk, maintain product integrity and global marketability, and protect brand reputation. UL quality assurance services include Top of Production (TOP) Inspections and Initial Production Inspections (IPI), In-Process Quality Checks (DUPRO), Final Random Inspections (FRI), Pre-shipment Inspections (PSIs) and loading inspections.

UL is registered with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as an accredited laboratory for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act third-party testing, and our worldwide laboratories test to international, federal and state regulatory standards, including European Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) and California Proposition 65 (Legislation AB 2901 Chapter 575).

Our global jewelry team includes multilingual Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologists and Diamond Graduates. UL is accredited by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) as an assessment body to conduct conformity certification audits for retailers, jewelry manufacturers, diamond grading institutions, diamond cutters and polishers, and gold refineries.

Areas of Focus

Children’s Jewelry
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Fashion Jewelry
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