Understanding the Difference Between Jewelry Trademarks and Jewelry Hallmarks with Diamond Engagement Ring Purchases

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By James Greene © 

Purchasing a beautiful diamond engagement ring is a special occasion.  You want to be certain that the one you buy is the right one and authentic in nature.  The best way to determine just what type of ring you are acquiring is to look for jewelry trademarks and jewelry hallmarks while perusing the options.  The following will explain what these terms mean and how they can and should affect what diamond engagement ring you purchase.

 

What Are Jewelry Trademarks?

 

The jewelry trademark is easy enough to understand.  It simply signifies who manufactured the diamond engagement ring that you are about to buy.  These are also beneficial to the ring manufacturer as it provides them with safety in knowing that their masterpiece which is the diamond engagement ring will only be produced by them and is original. 

 

What Are Jewelry Hallmarks?

 

Jewelry hallmarks are a little bit different.  These are what offer information on the metal type of the ring in addition to when and where the diamond engagement ring was manufactured.  It provides the “what” and the “when” regarding the diamond engagement ring, or other type of jewelry item.  It could show how many karats the ring metal contains or where it was produced, as some countries require that the jewelry produced in their country show this information. 

 

The Difference Between the Two

 

The difference between jewelry trademarks and jewelry hallmarks is that the trademarks signify the “who” and the hallmarks signify the “what”, “where” and “when”.  All in all, when viewing these two features together you have a complete and accurate picture of your diamond engagement ring which allows you to purchase the right one for your loved one. 

 

Should the Existence or Lack Thereof of a Jewelry Trademark or Jewelry Hallmark Make or Break the Purchase?

 

Now that you know the difference between jewelry trademarks and jewelry hallmarks, you may be wondering whether these two items will make or break the sale if they exist or fail to exist on that diamond engagement ring you have had your eye on.  This is a personal decision as some individuals who head out to buy a diamond engagement ring must have these features accompanying their prospective purchase while others simply do not care one way or the other.  Just keep in mind that these features will help you to determine that the diamond engagement ring you purchase is what you believe it to be.

 

In the United States it is not required to put a trademark on a piece of jewelry. However, if a manufacturer puts a karat stamp on their jewelry such as 18K then it is required to also put a trademark.

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