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diamond and saphire ring
by: Anonymous

the hallmark on a ring I inherited is H.S/crown/18/anchor/T,also has SID/B3029,its a diamond and saphire ring,I havent a clue on the meaning of all of these,does the crown mean its white gold,this ring doesnt look silver,it looks like gold,

Crown Mark on Gold Jewelry
by: Yvonne

When people see a crown mark they usually identify a Crown as the Gold Standard Mark. This was first introduced in 1798 and can now been seen on All UK hallmarked gold that's 9, 14 18 and 22ct. The crown also appears on old estate and 15 carat gold jewelry, however this was stopped in 1932.

However, there are quite a few crown marks, for instance the city mark for sheffield in the UK is a crown mark within a shield. That's why it's so important to see a photo of the mark you are querying.

The letter "f" is the date mark and its purpose was to establish when a piece was presented for assay or testing of the metal. The letter changed annually in May in strings of 20. Each cycle was distinguished by a change in font, letter case and shield shape.

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