UK has had laws relating to the compulsory, independent hallmarking of Gold and Silver products for over 700 years. These laws have an impact on anyone selling products into or within the UK. The following is intended as an overview of the situation and the implications for the supplier. The basic starting point is that products made from Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium, have to be independently hallmarked before being placed on the market and described as such. 

hallmarks can be applied in one of three ways. The traditional methods of marking by hand punches or hydraulic press are widely used but in the 21st century marking by laser is also an option, utilising the latest technology to mark hollow, highly finished or intricate items of jewellery, or watches

Items over these specific weights must be Hallmarked.

  •  1.00 gram for Gold

  • 7.78 grams for Silver

  • 0.5 grams for Platinum

  • 1.00 gram for Palladium



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