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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

Goldsmiths’ Company gears up for Make Your Mark 2017

The Goldsmiths’ Company is building up to host the largest precious metal event for UK students. Back for the fourth consecutive year, London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall will host Make Your Mark, the UK’s biggest careers event for apprentices and students of jewellery and allied trades. Taking place October 31 – November, Make Your Mark is a free

Hallmarking suffers 13% dip in April 2017

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for April 2017 show a decrease in items assayed across gold, platinum and palladium compared to the same period in 2016.  Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in April 2017 was down by 13.2% compared to last year. The amount of articles hallmarked dipped

Bangkok jewellery fair expects to see £382m in trade deals

The 59th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair has projected it will generate in excess of £382 million worth of trade deals. Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has confirmed that major importers and buyers from key export markets of gems and jewellery will attend the show next month. It expects to see 20,000 international visitors, bringing together

Annual UK hallmarking results reveal 7.1% decline in 2016

The Birmingham Assay Office has released full-year 2016 hallmarking figures for the UK’s four assay offices, revealing an annual slump of 7.1% compared to 2015’s figures. A total of 9,748, 033 articles were 10,495,355 articles were assayed in the UK in 2016 compared to 10,495,355 in 2015. Platinum was the only metal to be up

Final call for Make Your Mark competition entries

The deadline for the inaugural Make Your Mark Awards is at 5pm tomorrow (October 21). Those wishing to submit entries for the Make Your Mark competition still have to get their pieces seen by the  distinguished panel of judges and be in for a chance to win exclusive prizes. Judges will be looking for the

Hallmarking up 10% in August as gold, platinum and palladium soar

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for August 2016 show a positive month, citing an overall increase of  10.4% in the total number of items assayed compared with the same period in 2015. A total of 768,428 pieces were handled by the Assay Offices, compared to 696,251 last year. Gold, platinum and palladium all

Applications now open for Make Your Mark Awards

Applications are now open for The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office inaugural Make Your Mark Awards. This  new competition is designed to encourage entrants to explore new ground and stretch their imagination when it comes to using the UK hallmark in the creation of precious metal products. Prizes will be awarded for the best design of

Hallmarking up 0.8% in February 2016

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for February 2016 show a slight increase in the total number of items assayed compared to the same period in 2015.  The total number of articles hallmarked across the four UK Assay Offices in February increased by 0.8% compared to the same month in 2015 with a total

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