Metals

Precious Metal Guide

Silver Sterling 925, Britannia 958. A softer metal than gold, but easily cleaned from the comfort of your own home. Sometimes used in antique jewellery for setting, more commonly seen as outstanding pieces of “silverware”. Used today by up and coming silversmiths and in beautiful replica pieces.

 

Palladium 900 or 950: Became statutory to hallmark in 2010. Used in jewellery for many years. 950 accepted British standard in modern jewellery.