I was curious if the maker's mark had to be next to the quality
mark or can it be put on the other side is the shank?
The laws vary from country to country. Here is the germane text from
the U. S. Gold and Silver Stamping Act of 1906:
Each identifying trademark or name applied to any article of
merchandise in compliance with clause (A) of this subsection shall
be applied to that article by the same means as that used in applying
the quality mark or stamp appearing thereon, in type or lettering at
least as large as that used in such quality mark or stamp, and//in
a position as close as possible to that quality mark or stamp.