Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Stamping precious metal pendant


#1

Hi

I think I should know the answer to this but somehow I don’t… I’m
making a pendant which is mostly silver with just a small amount of
18 kt yellow gold… there isn’t room to stamp anything on the gold,
but there is space on the silver… can I put the 925 and 750 stamp
marks on the silver?

Best wishes,
Anna M Williams
Hobart, Tasmania


#2

In the UK, the hallmark applies ONLY to the “lowest” metal, so an
item that is silver and gold can only be Hallmarked as silver. In no
circumstances can a gold mark be put on silver.

Years ago, before 1975 (when Pt was declared a Precious Metal and
had to be Hallmarked) it was not uncommon to see a ring stamped as
gold and platinum, but nowadays it would only be stamped gold.