What, exactly, is the law? I make pieces that are sterling,
copper, and brass so I never mark them except with my name and
the year. - Deb
I don’t have the law in front of me, but it goes something like
this (for theUS) It is not required to place a quality mark on a
piece, but if you do:
A piece must be within limits of the quality stamped. Sterling
would be something like between.920 and .9255 14 k would be between
13.5k and 14.5k If a piece is quality marked, there must be a
hallmark that is no smaller than the quality mark.
If I make a piece that is sterling with gold accents and the
sterling FAR outweighs the gold, I will stamp it sterling and not
even worry about the gold stamp. In your case to mark a piece that
is mixed metals would be a case by case decision.
An error? Impossible! My modem is error correcting