Precious Metals articles

Hallmarking down 11% in May as all metals suffer

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

Advertisement

NAJ and BATF launch competition to find striking silverware

National Association of Jewellers has joined forces with its parent company, the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) to launch a competition to find an interesting piece of silverware to sit alongside other important silver items collected over the years by the Federation. The competition brief asks entrants to design and make a piece of sterling

Hallmarking down 3% in April 2018 as silver takes hit

Figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for April 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 April 2018 was down by 3%. Gold and platinum actually posted double digit growth of 12.1% and 10.9% respectively, but the number

Off-shore hallmarking review reaches verdict

The British Hallmarking Council has decided in principle that hallmarks struck overseas by UK Assay Offices should be distinguished by way of a special mark. Discussions are now taking place with Assay Offices as to what form that mark should take and once agreed it will be implemented within one year. The British Hallmarking Council’s

Silver boosts January 2018 hallmarking figures

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for January 2018 show an increase in items assayed compared to the same period in 2017.  The number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in January 2018 up by 13% year-on-year as silver delivers a strong performance. Interestingly, the number of items hallmarked was down on

Over 100 trade professionals successfully secure Fairtrade Gold Ambassador status

125 trade members have now successfully completed a free Fairtrade Gold Ambassador e-learning programme for jewellery professionals. The e-platform, created by the Fairtrade Foundation in partnership with industry professionals including JHJ Consultancy and The Goldsmiths’ Company, is aimed at those responsible for selling gold jewellery and supports sales staff to talk confidently about Fairtrade Gold

Top