WHAT IS A HALLMARK?
Hallmarking is a system of quality control and assurance used to verify the purity and authenticity of precious metals such as Gold and Sterling Silver. Hallmarking involves a series of marks applied to a piece of jewelry or silverware which indicate its composition, place of origin and the mark of where it was tested. This system has been in place for centuries and is an important part of the jewelry industry.
In the US & Canada, jewelers hallmark products themselves, as opposed to Assay Offices that are used in Europe. Serge DeNimes follows the European style of marking, which are similar to European marks, so they may look different to the marks you are familiar with.
Every Serge DeNimes jewelry item has been tested and verified, which means you can trust that every item you buy from us is made from Sterling Silver, as they have been marked with our unique hallmarks.
WHAT DOES A HALLMARK LOOK LIKE?
Shows the company that made the product. Ours is 'SDN'.
The symbol shows that the product is made from Sterling Silver.
MILLESIMAL FINENESS MARK
This shows the purity of the material.
This is the Serge DeNimes custom international hallmark.
This shows the year that the piece was marked.
There are 2 types of Hallmark;
The Traditional Hallmark is all 5 marks
The Minimal Hallmark is just 3 of the marks. The sponsors mark, the millesimal mark & the year.