Dealers Notice

Our Commitment to Hallmarking

When it comes to manufacturing jewellery and silverware, precious metals (silver, palladium, gold
and platinum) are rarely used in their purest form. Instead they are usually alloyed with lesser
metals to achieve a desired strength, durability, and colour.

It is not possible to detect the precious metal content of an item by sight or by touch. It is, therefore,
a legal requirement to have items consisting of silver, palladium, gold or platinum independently
tested and then hallmarked before they can be described as such. Items must bear a hallmark at
point of sale, subject to the following weight exemptions:

Silver: mandatory for items above 7.78 grams; gold: mandatory for items above 1 gram; palladium:
mandatory for items above 1 gram; platinum: mandatory for items above 0.5 grams.

To see, or download, the current Hallmark Notice click below.

All of our product titles and descriptions will tell you what material the product is made from. As our silver items are all less than 7.78 grams they do not require to be hallmarked. Most will have the 925 fineness stamp but please know this is not a ‘hallmark’ – despite what many websites may say! As the Dealers Notice above states “the hallmark comprises three compulsory marks: a sponsor’s mark, a fineness mark, and an assay office mark”. Likewise, all of our 9ct yellow gold pieces are less than 1 gram so do not require a hallmark and if an item is made from a non-precious metal it will clearly be labelled as ‘plated’.