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Mixed Metal Mark + Metal

 

MIXED METAL MARK + METAL

BACKGROUND

Hallmarking legislation changes on 6th April 2007 allowed for a helpful change in the hallmarking of articles of precious metal parts and other materials.

A mixed precious metal and base metal article, or an article of mixed precious metal and other materials, can only be hallmarked if any precious metal component is at least the minimum legal fineness for that metal i.e. Gold 375. Silver 800. Platinum 850, Palladium 500 (parts per thousand).  The word +METAL must be applied next to the hallmark. The full hallmark applied will refer to the least noble metal, in order from lowest to highest; silver, palladium, gold, platinum. Where more than one precious metal is present, the item will also be stamped with a minor mark (ie just the fineness) to indicate the other metals.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE HALLMARKED?

THE STANDARD EXEMPTION WEIGHTS APPLY SO:

All articles with a component to be described as platinum in which the total weight of all metal is over 0.5 grams will need to be hallmarked.

All articles with a component to be described as palladium in which the total weight of all metal is over 1.0 gram will need to be hallmarked.

All articles with a component to be described as gold in which the total weight of all metal is over 1 gram will need to be hallmarked.

All articles with a component to be described as silver in which the total weight of all metal is over 7.78 grams will need to be hallmarked.

REGULATIONS FOR ARTICLES OF TWO OR MORE PRECIOUS METALS

ANOMALIES

REGULATIONS FOR ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS METAL PARTS AND OTHER MATERIALS

 

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