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VIDEO: Cred celebrates mercury free mining in Uganda

VIDEO: Cred celebrates mercury free mining in Uganda

Cred Jewellery has created a video to celebrate the first commercial shipment of Fairtrade gold from Africa. Ugandan gold miners have joined the Fairtrade family by selling the first commercial shipment to Cred Jewellery. Cred owner Alan Frampton went to the mines in Busia,Eastern Uganda to complete the sale and bring back the gold. Supported


UK gold jewellery demand hit by pre-Brexit jitters

UK gold jewellery demand was hit by pre-Brexit jitters, reveals the World Gold Council (WGC) in its Gold Demand Trends Q3 2017 report. While gold jewellery demand suffered globally in Q3 2017, weakness in Europe was largely due to losses in the UK. As other markets remained broadly steady, the UK suffered from consumer uncertainty

The Goldsmiths' Company is celebrating the success of its second annual Make Your Mark student event, welcoming more than 750 guests to the Goldsmiths' Hall on April 17 and 18. The event included guest lectures by Theo Fennell, Boodles' Michael Wainwright and Monique Daniels and Ivonna Poplanska on behalf of the Goldsmiths' Centre.

Make Your Mark 2017 award winners revealed

The winners of the 2017 Make Your Mark Awards were revealed last night (Oct 31) at a VIP drinks event held at London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall. The winner of this year’s jewellery category was recent graduate Charelle Smith for her ‘Unlock the Hallmark’ pendant. Judges praised her entry for being an “innovative design with commercial appeal

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Last chance to register for Make Your Mark 2017

Places are still available for the largest precious metal event for UK students. Taking place at the Goldsmiths’ Hall, the two-day Make Your Mark event offers students the opportunity to attend talks, speak to exhibiters and register for their hallmark. Speakers at this year’s event, which takes place October 31 – November 1, will include

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Hallmarking up in Q3 as silver soars

Hallmarking figures compiled by Birmingham Assay Office have revealed hallmarking in Q3 2017 increased by 3.9% compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Silver posted the largest increase, with the number of articles hallmarked up 27.8%. Platinum saw an increase of 6.3%. Gold and palladium articles hallmarked declined in the month by 17.1%

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First fairtrade gold from Africa arrives in the UK

The first piece of jewellery crafted in fairtrade gold from Africa will be unveiled in London today. Champions of ethics in the industry, Cred Jewellery, will showcase a signet ring at the Goldsmiths Centre in Farringdon tonight – which has been crafted in the precious and fair metal, and designed to represent this momentous occasion.

Gold bars are stacked on April 6, 2009 at a plant of gold refiner and producer Argor-Heraeus in Mendrisio, in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino. While the world grapples with the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, demand for the firm's watch and jewellery components business has slumped as Swiss and Italian watchmakers trim production. Meanwhile, investors are hoarding gold bars -- an age-old insurance in times of war or calamities -- sending demand for the group's bullion production soaring. To cope with the new balance of demand, Argor is shifting manpower from its semi-finished products division to gold production and is running day and night. With orders for gold bars piling up, delivery times now stretch to two months instead of 10 days.               AFP PHOTO / Sebastian Derungs (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN DERUNGS/AFP/Getty Images)

Gold jewellery demand “anaemic” in the UK

The World Gold Council (WGC) has released its gold demand trends for Q2 2017 noting a weak demand for gold jewellery in the UK. According to the report, gold jewellery demand was down by 4% across Europe, stipulating that demand was “particularly anaemic” in the UK, where prolonged uncertainty over Brexit deterred anxious consumers. In

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Make Your Mark confirms keynote speaker

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has confirmed the keynote speaker for its annual Make Your Mark event in London. Building on the success since its launch three years ago, the 2017 edition of the show will deliver even more inspiration advice and networking opportunities. Taking place October 31 – November 1, Harriet Kelsall has been

Items in the triforium are prepared for removal as work on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gallery begins. Photo - Dean & Chapter of Westminster

The Goldsmiths’ Company makes major contribution to Diamond Jubilee project

The Goldsmiths’ Company has made a contribution of £250,000 to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee project at  Westminster Abbey. Due to open in 2018, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries is a new project in the Abbey’s medieval triforium. In addition to displaying the Abbey’s silver plate, the galleries will feature many other treasures reflecting the Abbey’s rich