Hallmark

Hallmark

You will have seen that all of our jewellery is made from Sterling Silver. But what exactly does this mean? To be branded as such, a piece must contain 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of another metal, which means Sterling Silver is known as an alloy. Pure silver is a very soft metal, and if we made our jewellery out of it, it would quickly lose its shape. So a different metal is added to the silver to increase its durability, without reducing the beautiful look.

Our designers only use the highest quality 925 Sterling Silver (remember 925 = 92.5% silver), backed up by our British Hallmark – a small mark stamped into the jewellery to guarantee quality.

Our company hallmark ML in a square box
925 in an oval – this indicates that it is sterling silver
Anchor or other symbol indicating the place of assay.

 

THE STANDARD EXEMPTION WEIGHTS APPLY SO:

  • Platinum
  • All articles with a component to be described as platinum in which the total weight of all metal is over 0.5 grams will need to be hallmarked.
  • Palladium
  • All articles with a component to be described as platinum in which the total weight of all metal is over 1.0 gram will need to be hallmarked.
  • Gold
  • All articles with a component to be described as gold in which the total weight of all metal is over 1 gram will need to be hallmarked.
  • Silver
  • All articles with a component to be described as silver in which the total weight of all metal is over 7.78 grams will need to be hallmarked.