Hallmark date stamps on silver, gold, and platinum for the Offices of London, Birmingham, Sheffield, and Edinburgh from 1678 – 1974 London Dated Hallmarks from 1678 – 1974. Dating UK Hallmarks See all the main dated hallmarks from the UK since 1678 International Hallmarks How to identify the international hallmarks on gold, silver and platinum products.
Rare Gold and Silver Hallmarks Hallmarks used for events, dates or hallmarks that are no longer made.
Just to keep you on your toes those are completely different marks, although adhering to similar principles.
The following list is compiled from emails of Silver Forum subscribers: The list consists of designers and maker's marks that have been difficult to find in reference materials so far.
An overview of how to read English Silver Hallmarks. The term hallmarks has come into general usage to mean the stamps to indicate makers and standards of fineness/purity of the silver .800/.925/.950 etc.
For more information about Standards of Fineness see – What is Sterling Silver?
The left box of each row is for the mark, either a photograph or text indicating the name found on the piece.
Each city with an Assay office works on a different cycle.Today and for the past few centuries, this stamp or silver hallmark has shown the place and year of manufacture of the assayed silver item, as well as the silversmith who made or sponsored the item.The laws governing silver hallmarking are very strict and if an item does not comply with a standard the item will not be hallmarked and will probably be destroyed.Because Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver, the common purity mark used today is “925.” Most vintage Sterling Silver pieces have the older marks: “STERLING,” “STER,” or “STG.” Some modern jewelry today will use “STERLING” either with “925” or without it, usually in conjunction with the maker’s mark.For examples of American silver jewelry marks, see the first article in this series, Vintage Jewelry Marks: Help for Dating Your Vintage Jewelry Resource: The 925-1000site has a very extensive database of silver marks from all over the world.