Hallmarking by Edinburgh Assay Office

Any product bought requiring Hallmarking (if not in stock) will be hand poured as soon as possible and sent to be hallmarked with the next batch.

This process can take up to 3 weeks, your item/s will then be shipped, please allow up to 4 weeks from order to delivery. The time delay is with the Hallmarking at the Assay office and out of my hands once its with them. The work is often carried out quicker than this, but i have to allow extra time in case of delays.

There is a fast track option for those in a hurry but there is a significant price increase (hallmarkers, not ours), should it be needed urgently.

Orders will be shipped when all pieces are available to complete the order.

We will keep you updated on all stages of the progress of your order.

Is hand poured silver worth more?

Poured bars usually cost more than pressed bars for two reasons. One being that they are generally larger and the second being that they often require a human to physically pour the metal. … If a bar is considered a collectors’ item, prices are often higher than the metal’s melt value.

Over time, hand-poured silver will be worth way more than minted silver. Most bars are worth up to twice as much when they’re old as opposed to when they are new. The dull finish and softer edges increase the aesthetic appeal of hand-poured bars to some buyers.
What is meant by fine silver?
Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver. In this form the metal is beautiful and suffers from minimal tarnish, but it’s generally too soft and malleable for many uses, including making most jewellery. Instead fine silver is alloyed with copper to create sterling silver, which is 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper.
What is considered pure silver?
Fine silver has a millesimal fineness of 999. Also called pure silver, or three nines fine, fine silver contains 99.9% silver, with the balance being trace amounts of impurities. This grade of silver is used to make bullion bars for international commodities trading and investment in silver.
Should I clean my silver bullion?
Simply wash your bullion in mild soap and water. Be sure to rinse your bullion thoroughly to avoid any soap residue. Do not attempt to use any specially formulated polishes or cleaners as these have an acidic component that will corrode the surface of the metal.
What is the difference between sterling silver and .999 silver?
That means the piece is made up of about 92% silver, 7% copper, and the rest is made up of some other metals. We use . 999 fine silver which means it’s 99.9% silver and the difference is that the fine silver is softer. … Sterling silver is a little harder.

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