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What kind of hallmark is placed on the jewelry products made by the jewelry company Akimov?



 On the pieces of jewelry sold in Ukraine should be present between 3 and 5 hallmarks, or, more precisely, from 2 to 4 hallmarks and 1 personal hallmark.

Hallmark (State Assay Office mark) - a sign of a single set of samples, which certifies the value of items made of precious metals. One hallmark belongs to the Russian State Assay Office and the second to the Ukrainian Assay Office. Jewelry pieces that are made using two metals contain two hallmarks from the Assay Offices of each country (total of 4 hallmarks). The main hallmark certifies the precious metal, which weight in the product is bigger and the additional hallmark for the metal which weight is lesser. The description and the forms of the hallmarks are stated below.

Personal hallmark - a special hallmark, which certifies the manufacturer of jewelry products made from precious metals.
    

Hallmark should be placed to the right from the personal hallmark (the side is notified by the sharp corner in personal hallmark).

Personal hallmark of Akimov company is a four - letter sign.

  First letter (from left to right) is a year of product manufacture.

2001 year.
2002 year.
2003 year.
2004 year.
2005 year.
2006 year etc.

   The second letter indicates the authority that conducts an expert assessment of the value of (purity/carat value) jewelry products made of precious metals. In the personal hallmark of the jewelry company Akimov the second letter is -
(L). It stands for the North-West State Inspection of Assay Supervision of Russian Federation.

    The third and fourth letter -
is a code of the jewelry company Akimov in the registry of the North-West State Inspection of Assay Supervision of Russian Federation.


All letters must be uppercase (capital).

Forms of hallmarks:


 


 

1 Personal hallmark of Akimov company for the 2003 year;
2 Russian hallmark for silver of 925 assay, by the North-West State Inspection of Assay Supervision;
3 Russian hallmark for gold of 585 assay, by the North-West State Inspection of Assay Supervision;
4 Russian additional hallmark for silver of 925 assay;

 

Ukrainian hallmark on jewelry company Akimov products, sold in Ukraine can be from two State Assay Supervision Offices: Dnepropetrovsk State Assay Supervision Office and branch of Dnepropetrovsk State Assay Supervision in Zaporozhye;


5 Ukrainian hallmark for silver of 925 assay, by the branch of Dnepropetrovsk State Assay Supervision in Zaporozhye;
6 - Ukrainian hallmark for gold of 585 assay, by the branch of Dnepropetrovsk State Assay Supervision in Zaporozhye;
7 - Ukrainian hallmark for silver of 925 assay, by Dnepropetrovsk State Assay Supervision Office;
8 - Ukrainian hallmark for gold of 585 assay, by Dnepropetrovsk State Assay Supervision Office; 
9 - Ukrainian additional hallmark for silver of 925 assay.

Examples of hallmarks made on silver products of 925 assay:


  

    Products made from silver with gilding have following hallmarks personal hallmark (1, first letter should correspond with the year of manufacture); Russian hallmark for silver of 925 assay, by the North-West State Inspection of Assay Supervision (2), Ukrainian hallmark for silver of 925 assay, by the branch of Dnepropetrovsk State Assay Supervision in Zaporozhye; (3).


 

What additional manufacturing differences are presented on the products of jewelry company Akimov?



    Additionally to personal hallmark and other hallmark every product has a tag, which has the following information:

- manufacturer;
- type of metal used;
- assay;
- weight;
- article #;
- price (for retail).

One product can have a few tags simultaneously.

    The main tag is the official tag of jewelry company Akimov.

    The second tag is placed on the back side of the main tag and is the tag of the official distributor of jewelry Company Akimov in Ukraine PE Datsenko



 


  

    Third and other tags are tags of the official retailers, the list of retailers is presented on web site www.akimov.com.ua.



 

What other additional attributes are included in a full package of each jewelry product made by the Akimov company?



    The jewelry set includes:

1. The product itself with a tag.

2. The canvas bag with the logo of Akimov company.

3. The book with the description of the product.

4. Memo about basic care about the product.

5. The certificate of authenticity.



Photo below:


 


 

How to wear and store silver products?

 

Tips on how to wear and store silver products



Silver is a soft metal that breathe. Under adverse conditions, it is easy oxidize and become dark. To avoid this, follow a few simple rules
:

 

Never store silver products in a plastic bag, along with the perfumes or in the bathroom;

Do not wear silver, if you use cosmetics, which is composed of sulfur compounds.

 

Silver darkens, if stored in a damp place, but do not oxidize from brief contacts with water. Therefore, do not be afraid to take bath, swim in the pool, swim in the sea wearing your favorite jewelry product: nothing will happen!


 

How to take care of silver products?

Tips on how to take care of jewelry products made from gold and silver.

 

Cleaning the product.

 

Wipes for cleaning products made of gold and silver. Buy....


 

This wipes carefully clean and polish gold, silver, precious stones and elements made of precious metals on clothes (buttons, cuff links, etc.). After cleaning with these wipes silver products for a long time remain shiny.

Dry. Comfortable. Non-toxic. Reusable. Do do not wash in water!!

Silver
products with gilding:

For gilding:

For silver:

 

Golden products:

Make shiny: