My first posting… please can you help me date this bracelet that was given to my mother by her grandmother about 1943. I think it is silver and from Birmingham?? But the date alludes me. It looks slightly yellow and I didn’t even know it was silver until I started looking at the hallmarks. Every link in the bracelet chain is hallmarked! Is that normal?
Thanks for your help,
You are correct with silver and Birmingham, but the date is 1960, so I’m afraid your family story is a little out of kilter.
Thanks for your reply - I’m astonished as my mum remembers being given it when she was a little child, and her grandmother died about 1945. Are you completely sure that is the case before I ask her again? I must say that family stories are notoriously inaccurate!
Absolutely sure. You can check Birmingham date letters at the Birmingham Assay Office site:
Thanks very much for your expertise. It’s much appreciated. Now I have to somehow find out how the family story came to be…