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Silver jewelry marks are the hallmarks found on silver jewelry to help identify the composition and source of the jewelry.
At a minimum they include the purity marks that indicate the silver content, and can also include the maker’s mark (or signature).
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See it at: Norwegian Silver Makers’ Marks 925-1000 David Andersen Marks Page: This page shows the various marks used by the David Andersen company, established in Norway in 1876, and still producing jewelry today.
See it at: David Andersen Hallmarks It’s not possible to cover every country in a single article, but there are some good online resources to research silver jewelry marks in various countries.
View it at: British Hallmarks Silver Hallmarks: A U. site with an “English Silver Hallmarks” page that shows and explains the British marks.
View it at: English Silver Hallmarks Antique Silver: This U. site has several helpful pages, like this one with charts of Town Date Marks.
The Date Letters are especially tricky, as the various towns used different lettering schemes to represent the years.See it here: Antique Silver Town and Date Marks Scandinavian silver jewelry marks vary with the country.Swedish silver marks are similar to British silver marks, as they also have Town Marks and Dateletter Marks.The examples shown in the photo below are from David Andersen in Norway, and Meka in Denmark.
925-1000 Swedish Hallmarks Page: This page has a chart with the Swedish Date Code Marks.After a complete set of letters was used, a new set began a different font.