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You can view the Silver Maker’s Marks held by the Birmingham Assay Office online.If you would like to learn more about the history of silversmiths and their hallmarks please get in touch.

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EJLD Excalibur Jewellery Ltd, Birmingham, 1970s onwards. 92.5% silver or sterling silver GJLd Georg Jensen Ltd. An alloy made of nickel, copper, and zinc - not real silver. HO Historic Originals, Reading (Now trading within Hot Diamonds Ltd) HW&S H Wright & Son, Birmingham (though may be assayed in Edinburgh). IBB International Bullion & Metal Brokers, AKA 'International Bullion', an international group of companies whose core business is the manufacture and distribution of gold, silver and diamond jewellery.

Please note this mark, without the Danish factory mark, does mean the item was produced by the designer Georg Jensen in Denmark.

Next is the Duty Mark which indicates the tax paid to the Crown.

It has not been used since the reign of Queen Victoria.

Typically a set of British Hallmarks would run in order from left to right to show: Standard Mark, which indicates the purity, so Sterling is .925.

This would be followed by the City Mark, which for Birmingham is an Anchor.

H Charles Horner, Birmingham (though items may be assayed in Chester). The 'dollar' sign is in fact an 'S' superimposed on a 'b'. KH Kit Heath, a British jewellery designer and company. MPTS More Precious than Silver, a UK based company designing and selling silver jewellery made by their partners in Mexico NAS Nicola Anne Sandwell, a London based jewellery designer in the 1980s. Now merged with 'South Dakota Gold' to form the 'Dakota West Design' jewelry company. B Stainton Brothers, Birmingham, late 19th - early 20th centuries.

Late 19th – mid 20th century CJL Carrick Jewellery Limited, Glasgow. DQ or DQ CZ 'Diamonique', the brand used by television shopping network QVC for their high quality cubic zirconia simulated diamonds. HG&S Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd., Birmingham, Late 19th - mid 20th centuries. The mark is usually accompanied by a number representing the year of manufacture and a copyright stamp.

The leopard's head mark of London has been used by some of the finest craftsmen in history, on some of the most prestigious and celebrated works.

Download a feature article on the leopard from the Goldsmiths' Company Review 2014-2015.

The Date Letters follow and they establish when a piece was presented to the Assay Office. The Maker’s Mark was to prevent forgery and give some accountability of who was responsible for the piece.

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