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In addition to the current Czech
hallmarks, all hallmarks that were valid in history in Czechoslovakia
and and did not show a lower fineness than the lowest fineness for
each of the precious metals specified by the Hallmarking Act (§3,
paragraph 2) are valid. These are the Austro-Hungarian, Czechoslovak,
Protectorate and Slovak Republic hallmarks. For example hallmark 4
(so called plover) used for 585/1000 fineness until the year 1993. It
does not apply to hallmarks, which were introduced during the Second
World War on Czechoslovak territory, occupied by foreign countries
(Austrian, Polish and Hungarian marks).
There are also hallmarks in our country
of The Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious
Metals (Hallmarking Convention),
HERE you can find pictures of
Czech conventional brands, the other member states of the Convention
have their own similar brands.
After the accession of the Czech
Republic to the European Union were gradually recognized hallmarks of
some Member States of the European Union, as of the date of this text
update (6. 1. 2016) they are selected hallmarks of Estonia, Finland,
Croatia, Ireland, Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Poland,
Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Great Britain.
For details, please click on the
following link: Recognizing
foreign hallmarks in the Czech Republic (czech only)
In connection with the establishment of
a number of the new Assay Office workplaces it seemed to be necessary
to introduce a differentiation of the hallmarks within the individual
workplaces using miniature letters: P-Praha, J-Jablonec nad Nisou,
B-Brno, O-Ostrava, T-Turnov, R-Tábor, Z-Plzeň, L-Olomouc, H-Hradec
Králové, K-Červený Kostelec. These letters are placed near the
fineness number and are orientated uprigt to the vertical axis of the
hallmark, thereby becoming different from the marks stamped by the
Assay Office of Slovak Republic, as its marks, otherwise being
identical, contains miniature letters orientated parallely with the
vertical axis of the hallmark. This differentiation is applied step
by step, the present marks will be used until the reserves are
exhausted. The goods shall be deemed to be regularly hallmarked, no
matter which workplace or Office has carried out their hallmarking,
and other testing or marking of them is not required.
SILVERTIME has signed an agreement with the Czech Assay Office regarding the online shopping purchases monitoring as seen here.
Dear customer, we sincerely hope this article has been helpful for you and we wish you a pleasant purchase of jewelery certified by the Czech Assay Office.
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