How to identify Hallmarks?

Reveal the secrets of your most loved pieces of jewellery.


In 1355 jewellery maker marks were introduced to France, in 1396 England followed by introducing a similar concept. By 1478 'The Assay Office' was established in the Goldsmiths' Hall in the City of London. Hallmarking as we know it today did not come into law until 1973, this is why some pieces are fully hallmarked and others are not.

Uncovering the secrets of antique jewellery is one of the most exciting parts of our job.

- Tiffany

Written by Tiffany

Tiffany is the owner of Mayveda Jewellery. A family run jewellery business in the heart of Clerkenwell, London.

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