Do you buy gold fabrication materials or sell gold jewelry? Gold in the United States is regulated in ways that vary from some other international markets, creating differences in how gold products are sold, marked and marketed worldwide. Even if you don’t usually do business outside of the U.S., becoming educated about gold regulations will help you steer clear of potential problems. This whitepaper presents very basic information on three regulations that affect how gold is bought and sold in the U.S.: karat minimums, nickel laws and conflict mineral status.