Hallmark

[disambiguation] Hallmark can refer to: ...
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hallmark

[n] - a distinctive characteristic or attribute
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Hallmark

A system of marks impressed on silver or gold items by an Assay Office with the purpose of establishing its purity. In Britain, the hallmark consists of the assay mark (e.g. the lion passant for sterling silver) and other symbols denoting the place of assay, date, and maker. With its comprehensive records, the system helps the public to identify it
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hallmark

trademark noun a distinctive characteristic or attribute
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hallmark

symbol or series of symbols stamped on an article of gold or silver to denote that it conforms to legal standards that define the maximum proportion ... [2 related articles]
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Hallmark

This is a stamped mark applied to items of jewellery and silverware by the Assay Offices of Britain as a guarantee of authenticity. The mark consists of four components:
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Hallmark

A hallmark is an official mark or series of marks struck on items made of precious metals — platinum, gold, silver and in some nations, palladium. In a more general sense, the term hallmark can also be used to refer to any distinguishing characteristic or trait. ==General overview== Historically, hallmarks were applied by a trusted party: the `.
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Hallmark

The official mark struck on a piece of silver or gold by an assay office or guild as a guarantee of it's standard of purity. So named from its original use at Goldsmiths' Hall in London.
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hallmark

  1. a distinctive characteristic or attribute
  2. a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity

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hallmark

hallmark, mark impressed on silverwork or goldwork to signify official approval of the standard of purity of the metal, also called plate mark. The hallmark was introduced by statute in England in 1300 and enforced by the Goldsmiths' Hall, London. Similar marks, many of them unofficial, were used on...
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Hallmark

A hallmark is an official mark stamped on British gold, silver, and (from 1913) platinum.
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hallmark

Official mark stamped on British gold, silver, and (from 1913) platinum, instituted in 1327 (royal charter of London Goldsmiths) in order to prevent fraud. After 1363 personal marks of identification were added. Now tests of metal content are carried out at authorized assay offices in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, and Edinburgh; each assay off...
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Hallmark

Mark, or marks, on gold (and silver) jewellery and other fabricated products.which indicate the producer and carat fineness.
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Hallmark

A distinguishing characteristic.
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Hallmark

Mark, or marks, on gold (and silver) jewellery and other fabricated products.which indicate the producer and carat fineness.
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hallmark

Official marks of an assay office or guild that is stamped on articles with a precious metal content. In the modern age the term applies more to the complete set of marks found on an article of gold, silver or platinum and usually includes a date mark and the makers mark. Hallmarking systems exist throughout europe and america.
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Hallmark

Mark, or marks, on gold (and silver) jewellery and other fabricated products.which indicate the producer and carat fineness.
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hallmark

See assay mark
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Hallmark

A distinguishing characteristic.
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