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The British Hallmarking Council

Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:11:00 PM Europe/London

The British Hallmarking Council is a body created by the Hallmarking Act 1973 -

 

It ensures adequate provision for assaying and hallmarking and supervises the activities of the Assay Offices in undertaking assaying and hallmarking.

 

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Why Hallmark?

Thursday, October 17, 2013 1:43:03 PM Europe/London

Silver along with other precious metals is used as an alloy. Silver has to be mixed with other metals, such as copper, to give it the necessary hardness for increased durability. Even the most experienced 'eye' cannot detect the precious metal content of an item by sight alone. As a result, due to the high cost of precious metals, this offers great scope for fraud and therefore there is the need to protect the public, from those who attempt to cheat them.

 

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Hallmarking

Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:58:36 PM Europe/London

Hallmarking was first introduced in 1300 by a Statute of Edward I and is one of the earliest forms of consumer protection.All of our products carry a full English hallmark. This gives you a guarantee of quality, as all of our products are independently tested by the Birmingham Assay office.

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