Maker's mark stamp

The best Maker's Mark is the quality of the work itself. In some
cases, I do engrave "Studio Arete" on my work. Using stamp, no
matter how good, is never a sign of distinction, but a mere

In the US the National Stamping Act requires that if a piece is
stamped with a quality mark a maker’s or seller’s mark must be
stamped nearby so that the customer will know who is guaranteeing the
quality of the metal.

Many ateliers do not stamp their own name but rather stamp the mark
of their wholesale customer. A manufacturing jeweler who sells at
retail should have a stamp of his company’s name or logo.

Elliot Nesterman