UK Hallmarked

UK Hallmarking Criteria

The UK Compulsory Hallmarking requirement guarantees the purity of precious metal in an item of jewellery and is a legal regulation for all gold items that weigh over 1g.

The 1973 UK Hallmarking Act means that nowhere else in the world are consumers more protected when buying gold than in the UK. Every gold item sold on Jewellery Bee abides by this set of regulations and all items carry the UK Hallmark, with the exception of items that weigh under 1g (mostly small earrings).

The UK Hallmark comprises of three components; The Sponsors Mark (this was formally known as the marker's mark and tells you the name of the Company that originally submitted the item for hallmarking), The Fineness Mark, which tells you the purity of the metal ( 9ct would be shown an 375 for example) and the Assay Office Mark ( this tells us where the item has been tested for its precious metal content in the UK).

Interestingly, as Jewellery Bee is Pre-owned and proudly so, some of the items in our Vintage range will have hallmarks that date back over a number of years allowing you to own a little piece of history with each piece.

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Our Guarantees

Each ring in our Jewellery Bee collection is hand polished to perfection ensuring that the items is free from any scratches and arrives to you in an almost brand-new condition. Our work shop in Hatton Garden is known for its attention to detail and here you will find each ring, earrings, chain or pendent is re-furbished to the highest of standards. Each item in our Jewellery Bee collection is guaranteed to be shiny, sparkly and the loveliest of qualities.

We want you to feel confident about buying second-hand gold jewellery at Jewellery Bee so we provide the following guarantees:


This hallmark provides you a worldwide accepted guarantee of the carat of your item.


Everything is photographed in HD for you so you can get the clearest view of our stock.


If you are not totally happy with an item, return it within 28 days for a refund or exchange.


Gram for gram you won't find a better priced product than here at Jewellery Bee.