Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

Gold and Silver Products

SECTION 6-11-2

§ 6-11-2. Labeling of gold plate, filled, and rolled products.

Any person, firm, corporation, or association who or that makes for sale or sells, or offers to sell or dispose of, or has in his, her, or its possession with intent to sell or dispose of, any article of merchandise made in whole or in part of inferior metal having deposited or plated on the article or brazed or otherwise affixed to it a plate, plating, covering, or sheet of gold or of any alloy of gold, and the article is known in the market as "rolled gold plate", "gold plate", "gold filled", or "gold electroplate", or by any similar designation, and having stamped, branded, engraved, or imprinted upon any part of the article, or upon any tag, card, or label attached to it, or upon any box, package, cover, or wrapper in which the article is encased or enclosed, any word or mark usually employed to indicate the fineness of gold, unless that word is accompanied by other words plainly indicating that the article or some part of the article is made of rolled gold plate, or gold plate or gold electroplate, or is gold filled, as the case may be, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1907, ch. 1454, § 3; G.L. 1909, ch. 199, § 6; G.L. 1923, ch. 226, § 6; G.L. 1938, ch. 399, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 6-11-2; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 7.)