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The majority of pieces made before the mid-19th century will be European, which includes Great Britain and Russia.The practice of hallmarking jewelry and objects made of precious metal started in the 1400’s and continues to the present. Not everyone hallmarked their work, and the passage of time and repair work has marred or eliminated many marks.
Platinum was popular from its first usage until about WWII. Palladium, a platinum family metal, is used in some pieces from this period, often in an alloy that included iridium.There are collectors that are thrilled to acquire an early 20th century piece with the Belaise hallmark.Describing a white gold piece as Victorian is incorrect, and the use of the term Edwardian is questionable, since the Edwardian Era ended in 1910.Due to its’ characteristics, silver is not as durable a material for some items as gold.The 19 The ability to use platinum in the production of jewelry allowed for the development of new styles of jewelry in the 1880’s.