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  Providing Education and Resources for a Better Understanding and Recognition of Precious Metal Hallmarks Worldwide

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About the Hallmark Research Institute (HRI)

The Hallmark Research Institute (HRI) was founded by three well known experts and educators in the area of estate and contemporary jewelry, appraising, numismatics, and international hallmarks. This Institute is not a brick and mortar location, it travels globally for hallmark research and is renown for their production and presentation of a series of acclaimed dynamic visual lectures and hands-on workshops on precious metal hallmarks.

In 2009, HRI completed and published the first volume in a series of works on their research into world hallmarks. In 2010, a second edition of Volume 1 was introduced. In 2017, HRI has completed their second volume covering the rest of the world. HRI continues to conduct presentations to public and industry professionals.

HRI continues to collaborate with international professionals and assay offices, to gather and keep current accurate hallmark information and images, to disseminate information globally through published works and lectures, and to further the understanding and demand for precious metal assaying and hallmarking worldwide. Funding for these projects are provided solely through the sales of their books, lectures, and private donations.  

Technical Educators and Founders of HRI:
William Whetstone BA-H (Hon)
Danusia Niklewicz GG,FGA,ISA-CAPP,ASA,
Lindy Matula GG, ASA


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