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How Does Irish Jewelry Hallmarking Work?
Why Stamp Fine Jewelry?
In Ireland it is illegible to describe or sell anything that is silver, gold, palladium, or platinum unless it has been stamped at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle.
Each actual piece of fine jewelry Biddy Murphy ships to you is made in Ireland and bears a hallmark stamp.
What the Markings Mean
Each stamp shows the item has gone through the Assay Office's metal testing process to ensure the purity of the metal in the piece that you are purchasing.
A piece of fine jewelry made in Ireland will feature the Assay Office Mark called the Hibernia, the mark for the type of metal (925 for sterling silver, a 14 and 585 for 14 karat gold) along with the maker’s mark indicating which artisan created the piece.
You can always be confident when you are purchasing from Biddy Murphy because everything we offer is made in Ireland.
We also offer every customer a wee bit of Irish hospitality with our Delight or Make it Right Guarantee where you’ll be delighted with your purchase or we’ll make it right with a free exchange or free return.
Dublin Castle Assay Office
The Dublin Assay Office (pictured next to this paragraph) was established in 1637 to supervise the assaying of all gold and silver throughout the whole Kingdom of Ireland.
Each piece of precious jewelry is tested and hallmarked at Dublin Castle Assay office which is your guarantee of quality and your piece will have this.
The Irish Artisans
Our maker partners use a mixture of modern and traditional methods and inspirations to create exquisite pieces of jewelry. Each piece is hand-created by a professional craftsperson, and is intentionally and intricately designed.
All Jewelry is Gift Boxed
Whether your jewelry is for a wedding, a holiday, or just because it's beautiful each piece comes gift boxed perfect for the occasion!
The Hallmarked Jewelry Collection