We work closely with the Birmingham Assay Office who can help to identify the metal and possibly origin of a piece of jewellery. Hallmarking is also a way of protecting you as a consumer to ensure that what you have acquired is precious and more importantly what type of metal it is. The UK has had laws relating to the compulsory, independent hallmarking of Gold and Silver Products for over 700 years. These laws have an impact on anyone importing or selling products within the UK. Products made from Gold, Silver, Platinum and most recently Palladium have to be independently tested and hallmarked before being placed on the market and described as such. We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have on Hallmarking.
The Assay Office Mark
This symbol shows which Assay Office tested and marked the item. The Anchor is the symbol of Assay Office Birmingham .