By Ashley Bailey
, Friday, August 04, 2006
Jewelry exports from France will soon be identified with a hallmark in the shape of the European country. The French mint, Monnaie de Paris, developed the symbol to guarantee French origins and demonstrate that the manufacturer adhered to legal and environmental regulations.
Created with small jewelry exporters that do not use a brand name in mind, the French government would like to increase the growth rate of jewelry exports once the new hallmark is in place.