- There are three symbols or hallmarkings that are compulsory on jewellery, the makers symbol, the guaranteed standard of fineness and the assay office mark.
- Should an item not have these hallmarks it can decrease in value by 10%-20%
Hallmarks consist of 3 or 4 Stamps. These hallmarks are
- Who made the article
- What is the guarantee of fi ness
- The assay office at which it was tested
- The year (this is not usually placed on pieces)