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Trade Approved Scales for Weighing Jewellery

The scales and balances in this section can be commonly referred to as Trade Approved; this simply means that they can be used in any application for verifying the weight of a product which is sold to a market by weight or to ensure accurate contents on packaged goods.

Trade approved is a terminology used to broadly describe a category; the same products can also be referred to as Trade Stamped, Verified, Class III or Class II, EC Stamped, M Class Approved and some times Trading Standards Approved. Basically it all means the same thing, the scales are tested to a standard agreed by the EC and each machine must carry the necessary markings.

Jewellery scales for buying and selling commercially

A good example of verifying weight is the jewellery scale. Jewellery weighing scales need to be trade approved when selling precious metals such as gold to ensure that the digital weighing scale is recording accurate readings that can then be used to calculate value. Practising jewellery weighing on a non-trade approved scale could result in a potential loss in profit as the accuracy of the scale is not guaranteed for commercial use. Similarly, retail or Shop scales in your local supermarket are used to weigh fresh produce, meats and dairy, which are sold to you by weight and the price calculated at the checkout.

Packaged products are viewed differently and the law relating to the weight contents is designed to ensure that the item being purchased has a minimum content weight. An example for the Food industry is a packet of crisps, on the bag there is a weight and an "e" symbol. This means that the contents of the packet are not less than the weight indicated. A product like this has to have been weighed on a trade approved scale.

We provide a range of jewellery weighing scales from various suppliers; the Adam weighing scales listed first are generally available from stock or within a couple of days. Other digital weighing scales have delivery times that can be up to 10 working days, please call us to verify availability.

Need help? See our article on how to choose the best jewellery scale for your needs.

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  1. £235.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £325.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    6000g to 150kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 50g

    Adam Equipment GBK Platform Bench Scales offer speed, performance and value. The GBK offers all the features needed for weighing, check weighing with LED limit indicators and parts counting applications with fully selectable sample or unit weight. Durable build for a variety of industries the GBK can meet the demands of warehouse, production floor and general industrial, medical applications.

    UK trade approved checkweigher scale for accurately measuring jewellery in larger quantities.

  2. £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. Featuring Adam’s unique patented HandiCal® internal calibration with a built-in mass and ShockProtect® as a safeguard against shock loading and accidential overload.

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

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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 food products by weight.

  4. £956.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,195.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    210g to 8.1kg
    Readability Range
    0.001g to 0.1g

    High capacity top loading balances featuring high speed weighing and settling times. The GX-K series features internal calibration. Multiple weighing units including counting and percentage are available.

    UK trade approved top pan precision balance with built in checkweighing, parts counting and density determination features.

  5. £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.

  6. £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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    £136.00  (Ex.VAT)
    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 10g

    The Raven trade approved retail scale facilitates efficient commercial weighing and price computing. Manufactured by Adam Equipment, the Raven comes complete with total price and unit price displays.The Raven is a trade approved scale with EU Type Examination certification.

    UK trade approved scale for selling products by weight

  9. £188.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £235.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    1000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 20g

    The SK-WP range of stainless steel scales manufactured by A&D weighing. SW are durable stainless steel scales that can easily fit on small workbenches and worktops in commercial shop environments. Suitable for use in coffee shops, bakeries and other food outlets. SW-WP scales are UK trade certified for selling goods by weight.

    Durable, stainless steel scale with UK trade certification. Includes a curved weighing pan perfect for weighing small moveable items securely.

  10. £1,484.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,855.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    8.1kg to 31kg
    Readability Range
    0.01g to 0.1g

    High capacity top loading balances featuring high speed weighing and settling times. The GX-K series features internal calibration. Multiple weighing units including counting and percentage are available.

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Trade Approved Scales 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: Do I need to have trade approved scales for measuring jewellery?

A: In the UK it is illegal to sell items or produce by weight without using Trade approved scales, as a trader selling by weight you are responsible for ensuring that the digital weighing scales you use are suitable and are correctly 'stamped' for use within the UK. Additionally, using jewellery scales that are not trade approved risks losing profit on each product you sell as the weight of each item does not come with a legal guarantee. This legal requirement includes products requiring an average weight on the product label and includes bagged items and bottled items.

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