Precious metals are alloyed with other metals during the manufacturing process rather than used in their purest form. As a result, this makes it difficult to determine the amount of precious metal that is present in a particular jewellery piece. All of our jewellery comes with a guarantee of its precious metal content through third-party independent hallmarking.
It is unlawful to describe an item over a certain weight as silver, gold, palladium or platinum, as per the 1973 Hallmarking Act, without an independently applied hallmark. It states that:
- Silver weighing more than 7.78 grams must be hallmarked.
- Gold weighing more than 1 gram must be hallmarked.
- Platinum weighing more than 0.5 grams must be hallmarked.
- Palladium weighing more than 1 gram must be hallmarked.
Anything below the stated weight can be described as gold, silver, platinum or palladium without being hallmarked.