Hallmark Research Institute
 Dedicated to education and understanding in precious metal hallmarks around the world

HRI Lectures

HRI has presented to the following organizations

HRI List of Available Presentations

The following is a current repertoire of the of lectures and seminars
offered by the
Hallmark Research Institute

    Lecture Themes:

    Basic Hallmarking (Overview)

    "Demystifying Hallmarks"

    "Understanding Marks on Precious Metals"

    "An Understanding of the Methodology of Hallmarks"

    "Introduction to World Hallmarks, 19th-21st Century"

    Hallmarking - Why Bother?”

    Valuation Specific

    "Provenance and the Appraisal"

    “Recognizing the Effects of Provenance”

    "Marks or Melt, Are You Burning Up Profit

    Hands-On Workshops

    "Country Specific Round-table Hands-On Sessions"

    "How to Read Hallmarks on Precious Metals, A Hands on Workshop"

    "Hallmark Workshop - A Hands-On Study of Hallmarks from Around the World"

    “Researching Marks on Precious Metals”

    Advanced Hallmark Studies

    "Revealing the Secrets of French and Russian Hallmarks"

    "Advanced Hallmarks - Focus: French and Russian"

    "A Study of Hallmarks - Russian, Austrian, French"

    "Hallmarks of the Empires"

    "Secrets of Hallmarks, Lost in Translation"

    "Important Hallmarking Countries of Western Europe"

    "Hallmarks of the World, A Sneak Peek into Volume II"

    "All You Want to Know About British Hallmarks and More"

    "Advanced Hallmarks - (and you thought you knew it all)"


    "Trademarks and Signatures of the Masters"

    The Future of Hallmarks

    "New Concepts and Methodology of Hallmarks Today"

    "Hallmarks, The New World Order"

    "Hallmarking: A Powerful Benefit to the Consumer, Retailer, and International Trade"

    The Fakes and Forgeries

      "Fakes and Fauxbergé"


    All Day Programs:

    "Introduction to Hallmarks"

    Session 1 - Basic Understanding of Hallmarks, An Overview

    Session 2 - Great Britain, Scandinavian Countries, Northern Europe

    "Hands On Session - Identifying Hallmarks Workshop"

    "Advanced Hallmarks"

    Session 3 - Southern Europe, Eastern Europe

    Session 4 - Middle East, India, Asia, Americas, World Wrap up

    "Hands On Session - Identifying Hallmarks Workshop"


Hallmark Research Institute,
providing unique and dynamic lectures and workshops.

Hallmark Research Institute Lectures at a NAJA Conference
NAJA Conference

The Hallmark Research Institute offers an array of lectures
that focus on precious metal hallmarks of the world.
Every lecture is created as a dynamically animated presentation
that offers stimulating visuals for clear understanding of every topic covered.
Hands-on- Workshops are also available for most topics.

Lectures Images


Danusia Niklewicz lecturing on
where to look for hallmarks in
DeMystifying Hallmarks
in New York for the
American Society of Appraisers (ASA)


Whetstone and Niklewicz lecturing on on
Trademarks and Signatures of the Masters
at the

Antique Period Jewelry and Art Conference
(Jewelry Camp)

William Whetstone lecturing on the history perspective of hallmarking.

William Whetstone lectures on the
historical perspective of hallmarks
for the
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)

Lecturing on Hallmarks at FIT NY

Whetstone and Niklewicz lecturing on
Advance Hallmarks - French & Russian
at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY for
American Society of Jewelry Historians

GIA Dubai

Danusia Niklewicz conducting a hands on workshop on hallmarks at the GIA facility in Dubai.
Gemological Institute of America (GIA)


HRI presents "Understanding Marks on Precious Metals" at the National Pawnbrokers Association Conference


National Pawn Brokers Association

William Whetstone and Danusia Niklewicz are experienced speakers teaching private, public, and industry professionals about gems, jewelry, valuation, and precious metal marks for over 20 years each. This team lectures in tandem providing for dynamic, entertaining, and educational presentations.

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