Dating tiffany jewelery
The examples shown in the photo below are from David Andersen in Norway, and Meka in Denmark.925-1000 Swedish Hallmarks Page: This page has a chart with the Swedish Date Code Marks.Because Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver, the common purity mark used today is “925.” Most vintage Sterling Silver pieces have the older marks: “STERLING,” “STER,” or “STG.” Some modern jewelry today will use “STERLING” either with “925” or without it, usually in conjunction with the maker’s mark.For examples of American silver jewelry marks, see the first article in this series, Vintage Jewelry Marks: Help for Dating Your Vintage Jewelry Resource: The 925-1000site has a very extensive database of silver marks from all over the world.925-1000 Guide to World Hallmarks: This page includes photos of typical hallmarks used in various countries. In addition, their overview page has links to various international hallmark pages, including Austrian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and more.
American silver jewelry marks are fairly simple, usually including a purity mark, and sometimes a maker’s mark.British hallmarks have been used for over 500 years and have changed over time.Hallmarks include a Standard or Purity Mark, a City or Town Mark, a Date Letter, a Duty Mark, and a Maker’s Mark. The Standard (Purity) Mark is usually a symbol, that varies, depending on the region.For American silver marks visit this page: American Silver Marks on To look up a maker’s mark, use the Alphabetical Listing by Maker’s Name by clicking a letter.
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View it here: Date Code Marks on Swedish Silver 925-1000 Danish Hallmarks Page: This page includes links to a Danish Hallmarks Overview, Danish Assay Marks, and Danish Makers’ Marks.