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Researching British Hallmarks
by: Anonymous

These are British Hallmarks. The initials HA is the sponsor's mark, the crown followed by the digits "22" is the UK gold standard mark; this item is made of high quality 22 carat gold. The anchor is the Birmingham assay office where the mark was registered, the letter b is the date letter. You can find the exact year the item was made by examining this last mark. The last letter is the date letter.

It sounds like this antique wedding ring was made by ATKIN BROTHERS - HENRY ATKIN UK - ca 1841 - 1920s.

Now if you could check in the jewelry resources there is a link on that page to "Researching British Hallmarks".

Compare the date letter against the letters in the date letter charts. Compare the Sheffield and Birmingham date letters against the date letter on your ring. Everything must match, the shape of the letter b and also the shield in which it is in.


best wishes,

Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

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