These links are to reference sites to help in the researching and identification of estate jewelry and silver.
Antique Jewelry University
This site has excellent reference information on styles and makers of jewelry.
925-1000 is considered the “go to” site for the identification of sterling silver items, and markers marks and hallmarks.
History & Styles of English Silver from the Middle Ages to Art Deco.
This site provides reference material on silver maker’s marks, with an focus on Chinese marks, a growing field of interest in the estate market.
Hallmark Encylopedia, more then 15,000 silver hallmarks from all over the world. New hallmarks added every day.
The Silver Collection is another silver reference site that is particularly useful in identifying Italian gold and silver numerical maker’s marks.
Sterling Flatware Fashion
A comprehensive guide to American sterling silver flatware, a tremendous resource of flatware information, retailer marks, current silversmiths, silver repair and replating services.
British & Irish Silver Maker’s Marks
The aim of this web site is to provide an aid in the identification of British and Irish silversmiths from their makers’ or sponsors’ marks. All graphics are taken from real hallmarks.
The Ganoksin Project
The Ganoksin project provides a variety of quality services for the gem and jewelry community. We work hard to maintain the high standards of our services for the benefit of our visitors. Our services are provided free of charge and to the benefit to all.
The Gemology Project
The Gemology Project is a non-profit gemstone and gem science wiki-style database for anyone interested in gemstones and gemology (gemmology). Every month we highlight a gemstone and a piece of gemstone identification equipment to help us all understand more about the wonderful world of colored stones and diamonds.