Aquamarine jewellery
All of my Jewellery is hallmarked in the the Birmingham Assay office. This is a legal requirement and it is your gaurantee of the purity of the precious metal from which the piece is made.
Assay Office Mark
Sponsors Mark
Finesse Mark
This number indicates the purity of the metal. This is for Sterling Silver which is 925 parts in 1000 pure silver. The shape is an ellipse which denotes silver. There are other shapes for different metals. This symbol denotes where the piece was hallmarked. The Anchor is for Birmingham.
These letters are the sponsors or makers mark. In this case my initials, HR, for Harmony- Rose.
When the Birmingham Assay Office was established in 1773, largely due to the representations of the great Midlands industrialist, Matthew Boulton, the mark of an anchor was adopted as the town mark. By tradition, it is said that Birmingham and Sheffield tossed for the marks derived from the sign of the Crown and Anchor tavern in London - where the promoters of the two new offices met.
Marine wildlife jewellery by Aquamarine