An Irish Hallmark - 400 Years of History

The Dublin Assay Office Mark
The Dublin Assay
Office Mark
'Hallmarked in Ireland' means genuine Irish quality. But what is this 400 year old consumer protection seal and what does it mean?

When you buy Celtic jewelry from Rings from Ireland, you are buying genuine Irish quality. Every piece sold features this 400 year old consumer protection seal. This ensures that your Celtic jewelry is not only made from genuine precious metals, but that it is also genuinely Irish in origin.

If you're a collector of top quality, high standard Celtic jewelry, then you'll want not only Celtic designs, but also genuine Celtic gold or silver. No country in the world can reproduce this distinctive hallmark. Celtic jewelry from Rings from Ireland is pure Irish, inside and out.

Established in 1637, the Assay Office of Ireland, located in the grounds of Dublin Castle, is one of the greatest consumer protection agencies in the world. The Assay Office of Ireland examines and tests every piece of Irish jewelry for its quality.
Assay Office in Dublin Castle
Assay Office in Dublin Castle

Peace of mind is hugely important when purchasing jewelry. The emergence of more and more digital retailers in recent times only serves to emphasize the importance of an independent valuation and mark of quality.

The clear stamp from the Assay Office will give you added reassurance when buying jewelry from Ireland and you will know that the piece that you purchase is genuinely Irish and is made from high quality sterling silver or gold, when you see the significant and distinctive hallmark. Furthermore, all precious metals in Ireland are required by law to have the stamp of the Assay Office.

This clear reassurance will give you additional enjoyment when you receive your precious new purchase. A piece of jewelry hallmarked in Ireland ensures that you have the reassurance and quality mark of 400 years of history.

Find more information on the marks used by the Dublin Assay Office.
Posted on May 13, 2014 and tagged hallmark