Understanding British Hallmarks The 8 hallmarks that guarantee the quality and value on UK Assayed products.
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It is illegal for any trader to sell or describe a precious metal article as gold, silver or platinum unless it is hallmarked.
Gold articles weighing less than 1 gram, silver articles weighing less than 7.78 grams and platinum articles weighing less than half a gram are exempt from hallmarking.
The British UK hallmark guarantees that the purity of the metal is at least that indicated by the fineness Number. Compulsory marks Modifications to the hallmarking Act, effective from 1 January 1999, Have changed the way articles made of precious metal are hallmarked.
The UK Hallmark now comprises a minimum of three compulsory symbols.
This is no longer so, but it can be applied voluntarily in addition to the compulsory marks.
Commemorative Mark One example is the Millennium Mark which will be applied to precious metals by the four UK Assay Offices during 19.Dating UK Hallmarks See all the main dated hallmarks from the UK since 1678 International Hallmarks How to identify the international hallmarks on gold, silver and platinum products.Rare Gold and Silver Hallmarks Hallmarks used for events, dates or hallmarks that are no longer made.Gold and silver hallmarks Understanding British or English hallmarking since 1238 Dating Silver by Assay and Fineness marks Quickly decide whether the your object is pre 1975 and its original Assay office.Using a British Hallmark Guide How to quickly identify gold and Silver hallmarks that you see in car boot sales and markets.Historically, hallmarks were applied by a trusted party: the 'guardians of the craft' or more recently by an assay office.