Gerry & Co (Jewellers) Ltd are proud of the dedicated and experienced team of staff who are always ready to be of assistance to clients.

44 Courtenay Street Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2ED.

+(44) 01626 354613

July 2019

Hallmarking is the oldest form of consumer protection and has been in existence since the end of the 12th Century. Unfortunately names registered before the end of the 17th Century cannot be identified because a fire destroyed the London Assay Office in 1861. Below follows a summary of the main changes to hallmarking through the ages.

Sparkly. Pretty. Glittery. Fabulous. Delicate. Exquisite. Rare. Precious. All adjectives that describe the gemstones we all see and love in a jewellers window. BUT, there is so much more to them than outward beauty. What makes them the way they are and how can we be sure what they are?