• Is it an Offence to Sell Jewellery Without a Hallmark?

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    A Hallmark means that the article has been independently test by the Assay Office and guarantees that it conforms to a specified legal standard of purity. It is an offence under the Hallmarking Act of 1973 to describe articles as being made totally or partly made of gold, silver, platinum or palladium, supply or offer to supply an article that is made of gold, silver, platinum or palladium which have not been hallmarked. Articles do not have to be hallmarked if they weight less than 1g of gold, 0.5g of platinum and palladium and 7.78g of silver. Articles are only exempt on weight as long as they are of the standard declared.


    Post Date: Saturday November 7, 2015