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Examination exam test

Examination exam test

Last update on 15-03-2016
Pursuant to article 50 of the Legal Regime of Goldsmithing and Contrastarias, approved by Law no. 98/2015 of August 18, the National Press - Casa da Moeda, S.A., announces that:
The examination jury for qualification of valuers of articles with precious metals and of gemological materials, in Porto, is constituted by:
  • Ana Isabel Lopes Contreiras de Matos Alves - President;
  • Rui Miguel Fialho Galopim de Carvalho - Effective Member;
  • Carlos Tadeu Aguiar Botelho Almeida - Alternate Member.
The exam test consists of a theoretical part and a practical part, including industry legislation, official marks and gemology, identification and qualitative testing of precious metals, evaluation of precious metals and evaluation of articles with gemological materials. The exam test is quoted from 0 to 20 values.
Assessment of exam contents


Price List (In values)


Legislation of the jewelery industry (theoretical)


Official Brands (Theoretical)


Evaluations through the touch of precious metals (theoretical)


Evaluation of articles with precious metals and gemological materials (theoretical-practical)


Gemology (Theoretical)



Identification of metals (practice)


Visual test of gold alloys (practice)


Visual test of silver alloys (practice)


Lapidies (practice)


Calculating stone weights (practice)


Critical appraisal of diamond artifacts and / or their substitutes (practice)


The exam will be held in Porto, on April 4 and 5, 2016.
The theoretical part of the exam will be held between 10:00 and 12:30 on April 5, 2016, at the University of Porto.
The practical part of gemology will be carried out in groups of 12 examiners in one of the periods determined by Contrastaria between 14:00 and 15:15, between 15:30 and 16:45 or between 17: 00h and at 6:15 p.m. on April 5, 2016, at the Contrastaria do Porto.
The remaining practical part will be held, in groups of 4 examiners, in one of the periods determined by Contrastaria, between 09:00 and 10:15, between 10:30 and 11:45, between 12:00 And from 1:15 p.m., from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 4, 2016, and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., or from 3:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., And at 4:45 p.m. on April 5, 2016, at the Contrastaria do Porto.
For more information and registration see the INCM website.


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