The Lillicoco team have been on a journey of discovery into the world of hallmarks, and it has been a fascinating adventure. We want to share our findings with you, talk about what we’ve learned, and impart some advice to any other buyers and sellers that may want to follow in our footsteps!
Hallmarks are an area of jewellery history steeped in mystery and intrigue. Most people are aware of the existence of hallmarks, and you may even have an understanding about what the different symbols and letters mean, but things quickly get complicated the further you look back in time.
When Stacey and Simon started Lillicoco together in 2016, neither of them knew as much about antique hallmarks. Although Stacey entered the industry with a pre-existing appreciation for all things antique, it has taken years of study and learning to deepen her understanding to reach a point where she is able to pass her knowledge down to the next generation of jewellers and collectors.