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Hallmarking dips in August as palladium suffers steep decline

Figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for August 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 August 2018 was down by 2.3%. While gold and platinum experienced growth of 2.9% and 29.3% respectively, silver and palladium suffered. Silver

Hallmarking dips in August as palladium suffers steep decline

Figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for August 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 August 2018 was down by 2.3%. While gold and platinum experienced growth of 2.9% and 29.3% respectively, silver and palladium suffered. Silver

Professional Jeweller to host two sparkling seminars at IJL

Professional Jeweller will be hosting two exciting seminars at International Jewellery London this year (Sep 3-5). Our editor, Stacey Hailes, will chair two discussions – one on ‘Empowering Women’ (Monday 14.00) and the other on going the extra mile in the industry (Tuesday 13.45). Both seminars will offer useful information and insightful advice from industry professionals.

Applications now open for Make Your Mark Awards

Applications are now open for the second Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office’s Make Your Mark Awards, which invites students and young designers to design a piece of jewellery or silverware that celebrates the London hallmark. There are two Award categories to enter – Jewellery and Silversmithing – and the competition is open to current students, apprentices

Hallmarking suffers 25% dip in February 2017

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for February 2017 show a decrease in items assayed across gold, silver and platinum compared to the same period in 2016.  The number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in February 2017 was down by 24.8% compared to last year. The amount of articles hallmarked was down

Assay Office Birmingham mounts search for new CEO

The Birmingham Assay Office has begun its search for a new chief executive officer after announcing yesterday that Stella Layton is stepping down from her position. The Assay office said it expects to unveil a permanent successor in early 2017, but has appointed Doug Henry as joint chief executive officer to work alongside Layton until

Edinburgh Assay Office appoints Master Marker

The Edinburgh Assay Office has recently appointed one of its longest serving members of staff, Charles Munro, to the newly created position of Master Marker. The position of Master Marker represents the very highest standard in hand marking. The role preserves the traditional skills and processes involved in hand marking that remain virtually unchanged since

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