About Us

Author Bille Hougart was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and grew up in the Washington, DC area. His long career in national science policy included service in the legislative and executive  of the U.S. government, as well as in the private sector. His hallmark reference books are indispensable resources to fans and collectors of silver jewelry and silver objects. His education and career in science instilled the curiosity, discipline and focus necessary to doing the research to compile the data needed to write these hallmark reference books.

"My books are published only after many years of research and after external reviewers have examined the content for accuracy and completeness. My books are presented in formats designed to be user-friendly -- indexed and cross-referenced -- and they are rich in photographs and drawings of actual hallmarks."   
Bille Hougart