Since I am present trying to figure out what I need to set up
silversmithing, I have come across legal requirements for
hallmarking. I have some questions about those requirements:
Is it true that hallmarking in the US is optional?
I understand that hallmarking is mandatory in other countries.
Does that mean that if someone buys jewelery from the US which is not
hallmarked and flies to the UK while wearing it, that the jewelery
can be confiscated by British Customs from the wearer?
Suppose someone from the UK orders a piece of my jewelery. From
what I understand the UK demands that all jewelery imported into the
UK has to be hallmarked by a UK assayer, is that correct?
Andrew Jonathan Fine