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What is Hallmarking?

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Hallmarking is the name given to the process by which pieces of jewellery made from silver, gold, platinum or palladium are independently verified and stamped. Precious metals are rarely used in their purest form but are usually alloyed with other metals for workability, durability and wearability.

It’s not possible to detect an article’s precious metal content simply by sight or touch. Therefore, it is a legal requirement for an Assay Office to hallmark precious metals if they are described as such. Hallmarks are marks applied to precious metals to indicate the amount of pure metal in the alloy and it is a legal requirement for silver over 7.78g, gold over and palladium over 1g and platinum over 0.5g to have a UK recognized hallmark. A complete hallmark consists of three compulsory marks, if an item has not been stamped or marked with all three then it has not been hallmarked correctly.

At Creatiste, we are proud to say that all of our demi-fine jewellery products are hallmarked. We understand the importance of providing our customers with high-quality, genuine jewellery that they can trust. By choosing Creatiste, customers can be assured that they are getting the best quality jewellery at an affordable price. Our guarantee for authenticity is provided by the UK Hallmarking authority, The Goldsmiths Company, Assay Office, which certifies that pieces conform to all legal standards of purity (fineness). All of our gold vermeil pieces are hallmarked by the Assay Office as required by law. The hallmark offers a guarantee of authenticity that the sterling silver we use is 925.

Hallmarking is important for an precious metal

Hallmarking also gives customers peace of mind when it comes to buying jewellery as a gift. It can be difficult to know what to look for when buying precious metal jewellery, but a hallmark is a simple and easy way to ensure that you are getting a quality product. With our demi-fine jewellery, customers can be sure that they are buying a product that is of a certain quality and fineness, making it the perfect gift for any occasion. Hallmarking goes hand in hand with our core values here at Creatiste.

Additionally, hallmarking also protects consumers from fraud. There are many counterfeit precious metals in the market, and hallmarking helps to ensure that you are getting a genuine product. By purchasing from Creatiste, you can be sure that you are getting a high-quality product that is hallmarked and guaranteed to be authentic.

Overall, hallmarking is an important aspect of the jewellery industry that ensures that customers are getting high-quality, genuine products. At Creatiste, we take great pride in our hallmarked demi-fine jewellery and strive to provide our customers with the best quality products. We are confident that by choosing our products, you will be getting a piece of jewellery that you will treasure for a lifetime.