"I recently started designing sculptures in silver with Meenakari art.This was suggested by a friend, who by looking at my designing skills thought I could also make a mark in sculpting.With much jewellery mass produced these days it is inappropriate to include signatures of the maker, i.e. Below are two articles relating to Hallmarks from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, one of which is specific to Silver Hallmarks - text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License A sterling silver object that is to be sold commercially is, in most countries, stamped with one or more silver hallmarks indicating the purity of the silver, the mark of the manufacturer or silversmith, and other (optional) markings to indicate date of manufacture and additional information about the piece.In some countries, the testing of silver objects and marking of purity is controlled by a national assayer's office.Hallmarks are applied with a hammer and punch, a process that leaves sharp edges and spurs of metal.Therefore, hallmarking is generally done before the piece goes for its final polishing.
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I have been greatly inspired by my grandmother who used to look into each and every detail, from how jewelry is made to what had been used to make the jewelry.
What a great price and also a very uniquely designed piece of jewelry. Collecting jewelry and gemstones has been my passion ever since childhood.
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