One of the requirements of the Hallmarking Act 1973 is that all dealers supplying precious metal jewellery shall display a notice explaining the approved hallmarks.
You can view the British Hallmarking Council's digital Dealers Notice here: Hallmark Dealers's Notice.
If possible, I put my maker's mark on the jewellery items I sell so that they can be identified as made by me, Olga Gillies. Items under the exemption weight - 7.78gm for silver, 1gm for gold, and 0.5 for platinum - are not hallmarked.
2: Can you make a silver design in gold?
In some cases, I can make or re-made a silver design in gold. There will be an additional fee because the price of gold is significantly higher than silver. Gold-filled metal is at the cheaper end but there are limitations because it cannot be heated the same way as silver and solid gold. The additional cost for solid gold will be significantly higher because the cost of gold is significantly higher and gold items above 1g must be hallmarked, which will add to the cost and to the time it will take to produce the design.
3: Do you do gift wrapping?
Yes. All jewellery items and most other items can be gift-wrapped, arriving ready to be given as a present or sent directly to the recipient.
All jewellery will arrive in jewellery boxes as standard, usually tied with a ribbon. On top of this, you can add a gift-wrapping option. I use natural and biodegradable materials as much as possible and the way gift-wrapping will look will vary depending on the materials I have in stock.
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