Emily Kidson

Makers mark

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I recently collected my 'EK' punch from the London Assay Office and I have been having fun stamping EK onto new work! My punch was made when I registered my makers mark/hallmark nearly 10 years ago. Up until now it has been stored at the Assay Office, all but forgotten, because whenever I get work hallmarked I opt for a laser mark instead of a struck mark. There is a legal requirement to hallmark precious metal over a certain weight (7.78 grams for silver and 1 gram for gold), however as many of my pieces weigh below this and are often combined with other materials, I don't get them hallmarked. Now I am using my punch, more work will be identifiable as Emily Kidson pieces :-) EK-punch