The Metalsmith Sterling hallmarks represent the highest standard silver the world over. Hallmarking, a British standard tradition, guarantees a linkage between ownership to the highest level of standards. The first hallmark represents the company Metalsmiths Sterling. The second represents the commonwealth, the birthplace of Metalsmiths Sterling. Sterling is the designation for the industry's highest standard of sterling silver. The crown represents the monarchy of the commonwealth, the level of respect to which we aspire to treat all of our valued customers.