Irish dating ring
The photo below shows examples of these symbols, as well as the most common Town Marks.
The Date Letters are especially tricky, as the various towns used different lettering schemes to represent the years.
View it at: British Hallmarks Silver Hallmarks: A U. site with an “English Silver Hallmarks” page that shows and explains the British marks.
View it at: English Silver Hallmarks Antique Silver: This U. site has several helpful pages, like this one with charts of Town Date Marks.
Mexican silver jewelry marks usually include the “925” purity mark, and sometimes include “STERLING” as well.
In addition, the jewelry will often be stamped “MEXICO” or “HECHO EN MEXICO” (MADE IN MEXICO). Pieces from the Taxco region are often stamped “TAXCO” or sometimes simply with the letter “T” at the beginning of the signature.
Silver jewelry marks can also include the region or town where the piece was made and/or dateletters to indicate the year when the piece was made.
American silver jewelry marks are fairly simple, usually including a purity mark, and sometimes a maker’s mark.
View it here at: 925-1000Overview Page Modern Silver Magazine: This site has a helpful article written by Christie Romero in 1998 with information about French and European hallmarks, as well as hallmarks from other countries.After a complete set of letters was used, a new set began a different font.Luckily, you can find many photos and charts online that help decipher the dates.View it here: Date Code Marks on Swedish Silver 925-1000 Danish Hallmarks Page: This page includes links to a Danish Hallmarks Overview, Danish Assay Marks, and Danish Makers’ Marks.See it at: Danish Hallmarks 925-1000 Norwegian Makers’ Marks Page: This section includes four pages of photos for many Norwegian Hallmarks.