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    Default Where to get a jewellery (ring stamp) made??

    Hi i was wondering if anyone can tell me where to get a jewellery (ring stamp) made??
    Murano Silver you have a beautiful stamp, i would be so grateful if you could share with me where you purchased it the style of writing on it is fab real classy looking:p

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    I got it from Babette Cox but it's designed for polymer and metal clay use
    You can read my review of it here:
    http://pmctips.blogspot.com/2009/07/...ps-review.html
    There are specialist places that will make you a makers mark stamp
    expect to pay 60-100 for a good quality one though....

    An easier way would be to pick a logo that's available as an image stamp
    and use that to mark your pieces. e.g. a flower, acorn etc are available from cooksons etc
    http://www.cooksongold.com/category_...=12&submit.y=9

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    This is probably going to sound like a really naive question...

    I thought the Assay office marked the silver - so what would be the point in the '925' punches etc.

    I also wonder how the assay office works - I realise they take samples etc to test for the quality and stamp it but it wasnt clear how much it costs.

    I couldnt fathom out whether it was a one of set up fee then a membership fee or whether you pay per item to be tested?

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    you pay for each item tested. I know that Bee (Solunar) sends of bulk loads and I can remember being very pleasantly surprised at the cost. I'm sure she'll update you later.
    Di x

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    You have to register at an Assay Office which is a one off fee and lasts for 10 years before renewal. Then there is a charge for each individual hallmark they apply and admin charges which generally means that it is a very expensive business unless you have a largeish lot of stuff to hallmark. I tend to wait until I have 50 or so items and then it works out at about 1 a piece when you include special delivery postage both ways!!

    People use 925 stamps to indicate that an item is made from sterling silver. The law dictates that you have to hallmark items over 7.8 grams but you can mark your own stuff with 925 if it is under this weight - just to indicate the metal it is made from.

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    This is a link from ages ago with the prices I was charged to get set up for hallmarking. http://www.cooksongold.com/forum/3452-post12.html

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    I'm not sure about Irish Hallmarking law - but I have a feeling it may be even more stringent than it is here in the UK, and I seem to recall that all silver has to be hallmarked (rather than just that weighing more than 7.78g). It might be worth checking with the Dublin Assay office on this.

    If you want a personalised decorative stamp, the best places are in the US - microstamps and infinity stamps come to mind, however if you register your sponsor's mark, your maker's stamp will be stamped as part of the hallmarking process by the assay office.

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    So George, are you limited to the sponsors marks provided by the Assay Office (they give a range of different frames etc) or can you specify your own?
    Di x

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    I believe you are supposed to use one of the frames available, with your initials (or other random choice of letters I suppose). I have to say I opted for the most simple and classic as my mark is so tiny it would be almost invisible in a fancy frame.

    I do recall seeing something somewhere about adding to hallmarks, but I don't know if this covers a personalised stamp.

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    I've had my makers mark since 2001 and the only option was 2 or 3 letters and then select one of their frames. I have my makers mark and stamp my own.

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