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    You read correctly It's easy to point out that pieces are below the hallmark requirement weight though. A 925 stamp does help this, but has no legal standing at all, and sadly is often misused.

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    Thanks for your advice. Once I start selling I will make sure to display the notice.

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    [QUOTE=mizgeorge;391906]Remember also that if you're selling sterling silver (even under the weight limit and unhallmarked) you must display a dealers notice, which can be downloaded here:

    Hi, sorry for picking up an old post, but I just wanted to know, do you have to display the dealers notice on a website if selling under the weight limit?
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    There's no requirement to show a dealers notice on any website - many people do it voluntarily to reassure their customers. If you sell in person (even a table at a school fair) you must, however, display a full A4 size notice.

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    Thank you thats helpful to know.

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    Hi again Nichola! Funnily enough I asked this very question to my Assay Office a couple of days back and I received an email back from the Head of Assay Office Training & Trading Standards Liaison, who I think will not mind me quoting him: "The dealers notice [for online businesses] is not a legal requirement as yet (the law always takes a while to catch up) but we have been advising people to do so, you can also if you wish offer a link into our website" - so I think it's in the planning, so we might as well do it sooner, than forget and fall foul of the law later on! I'm off to tweak my website.
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    I wonder how one goes about to go get a hallmark of their own to stamp on in-house produced silver. I would suppose that the criteria to do so must be pretty stringent. Everyone would be questioning silver jewellery in the shops if there weren't some serious regulations in place.

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    Andrew - If you want to hallmark your own pieces you have to pay have a stamp made (and pay again to have it registered with the assay office every 5 or 10 years if I remember rightly) called a makers mark. You keep this at your own workshop (under lock and key if you have any sense!) and stamp each item you want hallmarking yourself with your makers mark. The makers mark is just one of the indentations in the row and you then send your item to the hallmarking office for them to test your metal, they take a scraping and analyse the metal content. Once they are happy that your metal meets the requirements they add the rest of the marks in the row and send it back to you.

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    This is a really helpful thread.

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