TITLE 6
Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

CHAPTER 6-11
Gold and Silver Products

SECTION 6-11-5


§ 6-11-5 Labeling as to fineness of silver 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 silver or of any alloy of silver, 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 mark or word (other than the word "sterling" or the word "coin") indicating, or designed or intended to indicate, that the silver or alloy of silver in the article is of greater degree of fineness than the actual fineness or quality of the silver or alloy, unless the actual fineness of the silver or alloy of silver of which the article is composed is not less by more than four one-thousandths ( 4/1000) parts than the actual fineness indicated by the mark or word (other than the word "sterling" or "coin") 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, subject to the qualifications prescribed in this chapter, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1907, ch. 1454, § 2; G.L. 1909, ch. 199, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch. 226, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 399, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 6-11-5; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 7.)