Different Types of Metal for Jewellery Making

silver sheet and gold wire

With so many varieties of metal available, we thought we would go back to basics and examine some of the different types of metal that can be used for jewellery making today. To begin with, let’s look at some of the general terms you might come across when dealing with metal: What is Precious Metal? A precious metal is a naturally occurring metallic element, which is rare … [Read more...]

Do You Need To Hallmark Your Jewellery?

jewellery hallmark hammer

Are you a budding silversmith and need advice on how to hallmark your pieces correctly? This blog will give you a full breakdown of what is required and how to go about getting your pieces hallmarked before sale. With answers to some of the most common questions we get from start-up jewellery businesses, you’ll be ready to send your latest pieces to your nearest Assay Office … [Read more...]

A Brief History of Jewellery Hallmarking

Want to learn more about the origins of gold and silver hallmarks? Discover more about the history of hallmarking including, how it all started, why it’s considered important, and how to hallmark your own jewellery with our step by step guide. Check out our guide on how to hallmark jewellery.  Assay Office Marks (image source: The Assay Office) Where do jewellery … [Read more...]

Patriotic and Proud!

At this moment in time, the levels of patriotism throughout the country appear to be at an all time high. The bunting is out and the union jacks are everywhere as us Brits get ready to celebrate. 2012 is the momentous year that we are not only hosting the greatest games on earth, The Olympics, but we also mark our Queens Diamond Jubilee as she celebrates 60 years on the throne. … [Read more...]