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Hallmarking falls in Q3 as silver and palladium suffer

Hallmarking falls in Q3 as silver and palladium suffer

Hallmarking figures compiled by Birmingham Assay Office have revealed the number of articles hallmarked in Q3 2018 fell by 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Palladium saw the biggest decline, with hallmarking down by 30.2%. Silver also posted a dip (18.1%), while gold and platinum numbers increased by 6.9% and 13.3% respectively. The

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Hallmarking dips in August as palladium suffers steep decline

Figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for August 2018 show a decrease in items hallmarked compared to the same period last year. Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in August 2018 was down by 2.3%. While gold and platinum experienced growth of 2.9% and 29.3% respectively, silver and palladium suffered. Silver

Hallmarking dips in August as palladium suffers steep decline

Figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for August 2018 show a decrease in items hallmarked compared to the same period last year. Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in August 2018 was down by 2.3%. While gold and platinum experienced growth of 2.9% and 29.3% respectively, silver and palladium suffered. Silver

Demand for Fairtrade gold continues to increase in the UK

The latest shipment of Fairtrade gold brought into the UK was the biggest to date as demand keeps on growing. Cred Jewellery reveals last month’s import was a huge 19.1kg in weight and came from Fairtrade accredited gold mine Macdesa, in Southern Peru. This is the single biggest import of Fairtrade gold, beating the last

Hockley Mint wins exclusive UK distribution of new tarnish-resistant silver

British jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has secured an agreement to be the exclusive UK distributor of a revolutionary new tarnish-resistant silver alloy called Silnova. Furthermore, Hockley Mint will also be the exclusive UK manufacturer of Silnova product, and hopes that the metal will particularly appeal to designers who are looking for high-quality silver that consumers can

Hallmarking declines across all metals apart from platinum in Q2 and June

Assay Office Birmingham has compiled the hallmarking figures for Q2 2018, highlighting a 9.3% decrease in the number of items assayed compared to the same period last year. In total 1,934,742 items were hallmarked, with all metals taking a hit apart from platinum, which cited a 5.3% lift. The same can be said for the

Soley London creates platinum trophy for inaugural athletics world cup

Fine jewellery manufacturer Soley London has created a platinum trophy for the forthcoming inaugural Athletics World Cup. Crated in 999 platinum, 15 different craftsmen worked on the trophy, which is the first of its kind to be made in the precious metal. The piece was designed and created in the company’s London-based workshop and will

Hallmarking down 11% in May as all metals suffer

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for May 2018 show a decrease in items assayed across all metals compared to the same period in 2017.  Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in May 2018 was down by 11.3% compared to last year. The amount of articles hallmarked dipped for

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