What Is Hallmarking?

If you have no idea what a Hallmark is then this blog will explain all there is to know

So when you have purchased an item of jewellery made from a precious metal in the past, you may have noticed some little stamps on it - for example on the inside of a 14k Gold ring band or on the back of a Silver pendant. You may wonder what these are and why they're there, well, these little stamps tell you important information about your piece of jewellery.

Take a look at the image below.

The main point to take notice of is that a Hallmark is not legally required for Silver items (because that is what I mainly work with) that weigh under 7.78g. So most of the items that are available in my shop do not come Hallmarked, although you can contact me to have one applied to your item before it is posted to you for an extra guarantee.

What Does Silver & Fern's Look Like?

My Hallmark is very new and not yet stamped on any of my jewellery but check back here soon to see an update with a picture of how it looks.

I try and will explain anyway: My registered mark is 'S&F' for Silver & Fern and the assay office mark on my pieces will be the London mark. Pieces will then be marked with either 925 for sterling silver or 999 for fine silver and have a letter at the end which denotes the year that the item was Hallmarked. The letter for 2022 is 'X'.

That's All There Is To It!

It's not so confusing, is it? If you are ever confused or have any queries about Hallmarking be sure to have a more in-depth read over on The London Assay Office's Website Here.

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