Gold Hallmarks

Gold hallmarks or the hallmarking of precious metals, was one of the first measures taken to protect the consumer against fraud. It was introduced back in 1300 by Edward 1 and is still as necessary today as it was back then. Gold and silver are relatively soft metals. So items of jewellery are normally made from an alloy. Gold or silver is mixed with copper or other base metals. To create an alloy that is more suitable for jewellery. Silver ...

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