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Silver boosts January 2018 hallmarking figures

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

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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

Weston Beamor team secures Fairtrade Ambassador status

Each member of the 12-strong customer facing team at Weston Beamor has successfully completed the Fairtrade Foundation’s online ‘Fairtrade Gold Sales Ambassador Certificate of Accreditation’.  Completing this online sales training for jewellery professionals working with Fairtrade gold has ensured that Weston Beamor’s team is au fait with the Fairtrade Foundation’s modus operandi and understands fully

Hallmarking suffers 11% dip in November 2017

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for November 2017 show a decrease in the number of items assayed compared to the same period in 2016.  Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in November 2017 was down by 11% compared to last year. The amount of articles hallmarked dipped for

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

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