In the UK a hallmark is your guarantee that your engagement ring, wedding ring, or any other precious metal piece of jewellery is actually what it claims to be. We have put together a guide to hallmarking in this blog which will certainly answer all your hallmarking questions.
UK Hallmarks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes which can provide us with lots of helpful information. A UK hallmark will tell you who made it, where it was hallmarked, the fineness of the metal and sometimes, in what year it was hallmarked. A hallmark is an invaluable tool for all jewellers and owners of jewellery to provide interesting information about their special pieces of jewellery.
Where to find the Hallmark – A Guide to Hallmarking
If it is an platinum engagement ring, or gold engagement ring you should be looking for the hallmark inside the band usually near the bottom of the shank. However on a bracelet or necklace you are likely to find the hallmark near or on the clasp.
Outlined below in our guide to hallmarking are the marks, numbers and shapes that you will find on all UK hallmarked pieces of jewellery. You can rest assured that all jewellery that you purchase from Robert Gatward Jewellers, including our platinum engagement rings and platinum wedding rings will all have a UK hallmark and are guaranteed to be exactly what they say on the tin!