A perfect gift for a loved one or for a special occasion

Precious metals like gold, silver and platinum have been used to create beautiful pieces of jewellery for centuries. They make the perfect gift for a loved one, to mark a special occasion, or simply to treat yourself.

With so much choice on offer and with other metals like palladium and tungsten adding new, more affordable options for all budgets, this guide talks you through the different precious metals in our jewellery range.

Our fully trained store staff are always happy to help with any queries and, don't forget, you can ask to see and try on any piece of jewellery before you buy.

 

Gold Silver Platinum Palladium Tungsten
Gold Silver Platinum Palladium Tungsten

 

Hallmarks

Look out for the Hallmark on precious metals, as this declares their quality and authenticity.

  • A hallmark is made up of 3 compulsory symbols:
    • hallmark - The Sponsor's or Maker's mark.
    • hallmark - The Fineness mark - indicating the purity of the precious metal content, for example 375 for gold, or 925 for silver.
    • hallmark - The Assay Office mark - indicating where in the UK the article was tested and marked. Currently there are 4 Assay Offices in the UK - London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Sheffield, each with their own mark.
  • Some items may have additional optional Hallmarks, for example, gold items often feature a crown mark.
  • For more information on hallmarks, download this guide from The British Hallmarking Council. new window
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