Dating english gold hallmarks

Historically, the Hallmarking Act has prevented the Assay Offices from hallmarking items made of a mixture of precious and base met...

The crown on gold, the lion passant for 925 silver, and the orb for 950 platinum and the date letter in all cases are voluntary additional marks....

More Information » Laser marking at Sheffield Assay Office is an area of ongoing development which has opened up some interesting and innovative applications for this process.

Hallmarks are often confused with "trademarks" or "maker's marks".

A hallmark is not the mark of a manufacturer to distinguish his products from other manufacturers' products: that is the function of trademarks or makers' marks.

More Information » The following charges are payable for gold, silver, platinum and palladium articles brought or sent to the Sheffield Assay Office for assay and hallmarking.

Gold / Palladium Bracelets, Chains & Necklets Under 5g Under 10g Under 30g 57p67p97p Earrings Each 42p Rings Each 52p Other Articles Under 20g 60p Second H...