Will my jewellery be hallmarked?
A hallmark is applied to silver, palladium, gold, and platinum items over specified weight. It indicates that the article has been independently tested at an Assay Office, and guarantees that it conforms to the legal standards of precious metal content, also known as the fineness.
The marks you will see on my jewellery include: my registered Sponsor's Mark (LJ in a honeycomb pattern), the relevant Fineness Mark(s) (e.g. 925 for sterling silver) and, depending on the weight of the item, an Assay Office Mark (an anchor for the Birmingham Assay Office where my sponsor mark is registered).