Goldsmiths’ Company marks first manufacturer’s hallmarking facility.
The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has officially opened its first hallmarking sub-office on a manufacturer’s facility at Allied Gold.
The sub-assay office, which now resides at the Dalston-based jewellery manufacturer, is the first time in 700 years that a permanent hallmarking service has been established on a customer’s premises.
The new facility will significantly improve time-to-market for Allied Gold’s customer’s merchandise.
The sub-office is currently staffed by two experts from The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, with potential for the team to expand in the future.
The commemorative ribbon was cut by The Goldsmiths’ Company’s prime warden, Richard Agutter, deputy warden, Dr Robert Organ, and Allied Gold’s marketing director, Elizabeth Hunt.
Dr Organ commented: “We are delighted to be working with Allied Gold, a thriving UK-based manufacturer, which shares our progressive approach. Our new facility will bring great benefits to customers in terms of service, pricing and quality. This is an important milestone for the London Assay Office, building on the ongoing success of our Sub-Offices at Heathrow and Hatton Garden.”