LoveAntiques.com has designed an infographic to make understanding the heritage of antique silver items easier, and to explain silver hallmarks to the general public.
Understanding what the tiny symbols engraved on your family heirlooms or your best jewellery can be confusing for most people. With LoveAntiques.com new infographic the general public can finally understand exactly what hallmarks mean and how best to use them.
A hallmark is the tiny symbol which by law must be stamped on every fine silver item. Hallmarks are stamped on to silver to protect consumers against fraud, prove that an item has a guaranteed standard of fineness, to protect retailers against unfair or illegal trading, and to trace the manufacturer of the jewellery. The Silver Hallmarks infographic will teach you everything you need to know to find out the important information behind your most prized silver items.
Silver Hallmarks - what do they mean?