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Jewellery Weighing Scales

Jewellery scales are used by jewellers to weigh semi-precious stones, diamonds and gold in carats. They often feature as portable pocket scales or precision balances with a high readability for weighing in sub-milligram divisions.

There are a diverse range of jewellery scales available, from analytical balances that can weigh small items such as gold leaf or diamond chips, to bench scale and pocket scales that are designed to weigh anything from precious gemstones and metals, to custom jewellery sets such as diamond necklaces and bracelets.

Most of our digital weighing scales provide carat measurement for precise gold weighing and accurate jewellery valuations. Our most sophisticated balances such as A&D's GR analytical balance, offer a wider spectrum of weighing units including Troy Ounces for weighing precious metals in the UK, Mommes for measuring pearls, and Taels used for measuring precious metals in Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Inscale also provides trade approved scales required for buying and selling gold commercially, these are stamped units specifically for trade use and are generally identified by a black ‘M’ symbol. Battery-powered and pocket scales are also available for the jeweller on the move.

Please contact us for more information about the jewellery scales we offer - We are happy to recommend a jewellery scale to suit your needs!

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  1. £57.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    60g to 1000g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    The CM pocket balance is unlike other cheaper pocket scales, it is built to be accurate and repeatable time after time, with a hard protective case and built in handy calculator.

    Affordable, digital pocket scale for jewellers. Perfect for weighing small gems, stones and custom jewellery pieces.

  2. £57.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 200g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 0.1g

    A circular scale! This unique and unusual pocket scale is small and easy to use. The top rotates when not in use to offer some protection for the weighing area and is supplied with batteries and a transport box.

    Affordable, compact digital pocket scale with circular design. Ideal for jewellers on the move.

  3. £221.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £275.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    600g to 5000g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 0.1g

    Adam Equipment’s Highland trade approved precision balances are well-suited for education, lab work, field use, food weighing and many industrial applications. The HCB is a portable, compact scale that easily fits on a worktop surface. This model features UK trade certification for selling food, cosmetics and other products by weight.

    UK trade certified scale for selling gold, jewels and other precious metals by weight.

  4. £788.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £985.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 3200g
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.01g

    The FZ-iWP trade approved precision balance brings top of the range performance to the price conscious. The Air Pump Controlled Internal Calibration system provides high-reliability & failsafe calibration. Featuring 1 second stabilisation with the C-SHS Weight Sensor. This model offers significant waterproof and dust protection.

    One of A&D's best jewellery scales with UK trade approvals for weighing jewels, gold and metals in tiny increments.

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    £192.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £240.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 12kg
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    A wider selection of capacities & resolutions, and remote-zeroing has been included in a low-profile rugged housing. For years the EK/EW series balances have been top selling products. Now the new EK-i Compact Balances have been designed to continue this tradition with enhanced capacities and resolutions, and EW-i series comes with attractive triple ranges of weighing. Models ending with "-EC" are EC Type Approved balances to Class II.

    Affordable, dependable compact balance suitable for entry-level weighing applications. EC trade approved models can be used for selling gold and precious metals by weight.

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    £125.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £165.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    The Inscale IBW is an affordable portable bench scale offers quick and simple weighing, with a simple 6 key operation and colour coded keys for fast, easy operation. It has high resolution weighing, parts counting, percentage weighing and checkweighing features make it excellent value for money.

    One of Inscale's most popular products! Recent customers include lapidaries, metal engineering firms and home design companies.

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    £153.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £170.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    1000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 2.05kg

    The SJ-EC is a low-cost, compact bench scale with UK trade approvals, ideally suited to any basic food weighing application where selling by weight is required. Perfect for home catering businesses and professional kitchens.

    UK trade approved scale suitable for selling small amounts of jewellery by weight.

  8. £1,419.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,773.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    120g to 310g
    Readability Range
    0.0001g to 1.05g

    GR analytical balances feature an internal automatic calibration function as well as an RS232 data output and data logging as standard. Also has unique ergonomic door design.

    High-performance, trade approved analytical balance suitable for calculating the mass of diamonds, pearls and gold to a high degree of precision. Includes carat, momme, tael and troy ounce weighing units.

  9. £566.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £805.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    6000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    2g to 10g

    The FS-i checkweighing scale performs best in product preparation and packaging environments. It's fully stainless steel construction ensures longevity in the harshest areas. Easy to clean, UK trade approved platform scale for selling goods by weight.

    Includes built-in checkweighing features for monitoring the weight of jewels, metals and gems. EC trade approved models can be used for checkweighing larger quantities of jewellery to be sold per unit.

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    £66.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £90.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    200g to 5000g
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 1g

    Adam Equipment's CQT Core Portable Compact Balance is perfect for conducting simple weighing procedures in school classroom environments, science labs, veterinary practices and field experiments. This scale is exceptional value for money, featuring tough ABS housing and Adam Equipment's patented ShockProtect™ feature.

    Recent customers include jewellery stores, vehicle manufacturers and electrical component stores.

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Jewellery Help

The M symbol has changed

Green M has changed to black

The M-mark and sticker that identifies scales as being verified as 'use for trade' has been changed from green to black. Some older stickers may also show a black M on a green background.

Q: Why do I need a scale to weigh jewellery

A: When buying or selling jewellery commercially you are required by law to use a fully certifiedtrade approved scale. You will need to research which digital weighing scale is most suitable for your needs as different types of jewellery scale provide different features. An analytical balance or precision scale are useful for weighing gold and precious metals due to their high level of readability, accuracy and precision. Whereas a bench scale would be more suited to weighing precious stones.

Whilst many digital weighing scales provide a carat measurement, it would be best to check for this feature when selecting your purchase.

Q: How do I weigh jewellery?

A: Weighing jewellery essentially works the same as weighing any other type of product. Despite this, the type of measuring unit used may differ depending on your location and the type of jewel or metal you are weighing. In the UK, carats are preferred to grams when selling gold or diamond jewellery commercially, whilst troy ounces may be referred to when weighing large amounts of precious metals. In eastern Asian countries such as Japan, Thailand or Korea, Taels are used when measuring the weight of freshwater pearls.

For more information about weighing units around the world please see this units of measurement page courtesy of Adam Equipment.

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