Dating georg jensen silver
The use of hallmarks, at first on silver, has a long history dating back to the 4th century AD — there is evidence of silver bars marked under authority of the Emperor Augustinian around AD — and represents the oldest known form of consumer protection.
Prerequisites to hallmarking[ edit ] Many nations require, as a prerequisite to official hallmarking, that the maker or sponsor itself marks upon the item a responsibility mark and a claim of fineness.
In some cases, some items on the resale market are an amalgamation of Georg Jensen items and either original silver work, or the silver work of other companies.
Jensen now has more than 100 shops in 13 countries, including recently renovated flagship stores in London, New York, Paris, Beijing and Tokyo.
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More than 80 percent of its turnover comes from watches and jewellery."We see ourselves as very much in the niche of the contemporary relevant timeless design which makes us very different from our major competitors," says Hojsgaard."Our jewellery is really meant to underline the personality of the woman and not taking away her personality."Collaboration between silversmiths and acclaimed designers remains crucial to Jensen's commitment to artistic expression."When I was approached by Georg Jensen I was very, very excited," says British-based designer Jacqueline Rabun, the creator of Jensen's recent Cave collection."For me it was an opportunity to collaborate with the best silversmiths in the world and also to allow my designs to live beyond my lifetime.
They are very careful to express the essence of the artist."For the first time in its history, Jensen is also moving into the lucrative diamond market, a sector it estimates could be worth billion within a decade.