Why is hallmarking important?
Most items of precious metal (gold, silver and platinum) Jewellery or Plate are not made from pure metal e.g. 18ct gold or 750/1000 is 75% gold and 25% other metal. It is not possible for the consumer to know if the correct % of precious metal is present in the article or not. The hallmark guarantees the precious metal content.
Quality guarantee - gold, silver & platinum hallmarking
The hallmark guarantees the precious metal (gold, silver and platinum) content.
Irish hallmarks provide the final consumer with a unique guarantee of the precious metal content that lasts the lifetime of the product.
For more information contact the assay office