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The first Guild of Goldsmiths was founded in Naples in the 13th century to oversee quality and production methods. Even back then, hallmarks were obligatory to show the purity of the metal used. In 1400, goldsmiths settled in the centre of Naples, which became the Antico Borgo Orefici, and although initially they worked with the French to produce jewellery, they soon learned the secrets of gold-working and developed their own Neapolitan tradition, renowned all over Europe.