• 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)