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  • Selling silver jewellery?

    Hello,
    I'm new on here and looking for any advice people can give me. I make silver jewellery, however, I'm a bit confused about the rules of hallmarking. I know that if a piece weighs over 7.78g then it has to be hallmarked, is this just the silver part of the piece or does it include the weight of any stones? I know this is probably a silly question but i just wanted to check!
    Also can anyone suggest a good website to buy packaging/display boxes for jewellery?

    Thanks!
    Clairex
    Last edited by cferr; 23-10-2008, 11:29 AM.
    www.silver-fusion.co.uk

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    “probably a silly question”[
    There is no such thing as a silly question, only an un-asked question is silly!!

    As far as I know it’s the weight of the silver that counts, as I’ve read that Birmingham assay office recommend not fitting stones etc, as they won’t guarantee not losing or breaking the mounts.
    regards
    Neil

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    • #3
      This should give you all the info you need about hallmarking.
      http://www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/pdf/aol_guidance.pdf

      You can still sell items with more than 7.7g of silver but you cannot call it silver it has to be called white metal.

      Melanie

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      • #4
        Thanks for both of your replies, very helpful! I'll go & have a look at the website link you've posted now.
        Clairex
        www.silver-fusion.co.uk

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