Live & Love by Maxine is registered with The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office London.
Hallmarking began there over 700 years ago. They have been responsible for guaranteeing the purity of items made from precious metals since 1300 when the hallmarking statute was passed.
They became the official 'home of hallmarking' in 1478 establishing the country's first Assay Office at Goldsmiths' Hall, where they still operate today.
Their reputation for excellence in hallmarking is both revered and unparalleled.
The historic image of the leopard’s head, the town mark for London, and the mark of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, continues to be internationally recognised as the stamp of approval and guarantee of quality from the renowned home of hallmarking.
A hallmark consists of:
- Sponsor's Mark also known as Maker's Mark ~ everyone is unique, mine is MT
- Traditional Fineness Mark
- Millesimal Fineness Mark
- Assay Office Mark
- Date Letter Mark
Larger pieces of Sterling Silver Jewellery officially hallmarked at the London Assay Office are priced to reflect the costs involved with hallmarking. Only pieces stated as Hallmarked will be hallmarked.