Why do some Jacy & Jools bracelets say “sterling silver” and others don’t? Whilst all our beads are bought as sterling silver from a UK supplier and the same bead stock is used in all our designs, to comply with the 1973 Hallmarking Act it is not permissible to describe an un-hallmarked item as “sterling silver” if it is above 7.78 g in weight. To be clear, there is no requirement for any item under 7.78 g to be hallmarked at the assay office. This rule applies to the majority of our jewellery and you will find this jewellery has been described as sterling silver. Some of our chunkier style bracelets, however, are over 7.78 g in weight. We could choose to send all heavier pieces to be assayed but the cost of registration, buying a hallmark, the charge per item and the insured delivery costs would necessitate an increase in the cost to our customers so we have chosen not to take this route. If you would like further clarification about a particular item, please do not hesitate to email us.