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An odd mark to identify?


#1

Hi there

Can anybody think what this is?

Inside a platinum ring constructed within the last approx 5 years -
a series of 4 marks. These are ‘SM’ 'AWJ ‘J’ ‘O’. Each of these are
in a separate sharp cornered rectangular punch stamped about 2mm
apart and they are all in an ariel type font and in capitals.

I have checked with the UK assay offices here and it doesn’t sound
like they are UK sponsor marks.

Any help would be very gratefully received.

Best wishes
Harriet (UK)


#2

Hello Harriet,

a series of 4 marks. These are 'SM' 'AWJ 'J' 'O'. Each of these
are in a separate sharp cornered rectangular punch stamped about
2mm apart and they are all in an ariel type font and in capitals. 

I cannot help you much but in tellling that these marks are not
french. Although it sounds odd for such a recent piece, it reminds me
of marks left by “Mont de piete”, the places were one can borrow some
money and leave a valuable item as a guaranty.

Juliette Arda
Artiste Bijoutiere
Aix en Provence, France