Thinking of buying a Fine Jewellery gift this Christmas for a loved one?
Then always look for the Hallmarks!
They are your guarantee of the amount of precious metals in an item.
If there are no hallmarks or less than 3 marks on an item, then it may not contain the correct amount of Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium.
It is a criminal offence to offer for sale Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium that is NOT
*Exemption weights apply
For more information on how to understand current hallmark guidelines, thenÂ please visit the Assay Office Birmingham website at www.theassyoffice.co.uk.