What is a Hallmark?

A Hallmark is a mark or a series of marks that are stamped onto certain metals to certify their preciousness and purity. You can find out more about hallmarking from the UK Assay Office.

Hallmarking At Becky's Boutique

Our silver jewellery is made with a minimum of 92.5% pure silver. This purity grade is more commonly known as 925 Sterling Silver and we consider this the best for silver jewellery. Note that Fine (or Pure) Silver has a silver content of 99.9% and is too soft for use in jewellery making.

Some of our collections carry heavier pieces and these items will have a Hallmark engraved to show they have been individually certified and tested by the UK Assay office. Hallmark details and exemption weights are shown below. We ensure all hallmarks are placed on the back or inside band of your jewellery, in an area not visible to you when you wear it.

Please note that we do not hallmark lighter weight items as standard in order to keep our prices and production times to a minimum. However, if you would like to have a full UK hallmark added to your item, please refer to our UK Hallmarking Service.

If the item requires a UK hallmark, this will be detailed in the product specifications. Please note that these items will have a longer processing time (typically 2 – 3 weeks) as they must be sent to the UK Assay office for testing.

If you require more information about hallmarking, then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to provide further information.