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Hallmarking up in February as silver soars

Hallmarking up in February as silver soars

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for February 2018 show a positive month overall, as all metals apart from platinum report a rise. In total, February saw a 19.4% increase in the total number of items assayed compared to the same period in 2017, with a total of 688,220 pieces being handled in the

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

Hallmarking up in Q3 as silver soars

Hallmarking figures compiled by Birmingham Assay Office have revealed hallmarking in Q3 2017 increased by 3.9% compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Silver posted the largest increase, with the number of articles hallmarked up 27.8%. Platinum saw an increase of 6.3%. Gold and palladium articles hallmarked declined in the month by 17.1%

Hallmarking down 4.9% in January as gold takes a hit

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for January 2017 show a decrease in items assayed compared to the same period in 2016.  The number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in January 2017 is down by 4.9% compared to last year. Interestingly, the number of items hallmarked was up on all metals,

Hallmarking suffers 17% dip in October 2016

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for October 2016 show a decrease in items assayed across gold, silver, palladium and platinum compared to the same period in 2015.  The number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in October 2016 is down by 17.1% compared to last year. The amount of articles

Hallmarking dips by 5.5% in Q3 2016

Hallmarking figures compiled by Birmingham Assay Office have revealed hallmarking in Q3 2016 fell by 5.5% compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Silver saw the biggest decline in the third quarter, with hallmarking down by 8.7%. Platinum dipped by 3.6%, closely followed by gold which dipped by 2.8%. Palladium was the only

Hallmarking suffers monthly slump of 12%

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for July 2016 show an overall decrease of  11.8% in the total number of items assayed compared with the same period in 2015. A total of 687,550 pieces were handled by the Assay Offices, compared to 779,881 last year. Silver suffered a decrease in articles hallmarked, with a

NAJ plans to introduce ‘Made in Britain’ mark

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has begun consulting its members on plans to introduce a ‘Made in Britain mark’ for jewellery manufactured in the UK. At the moment, hallmarking of gold and silver by British assay officers only determines the metal, rather than the country in which the product has been made. It is

Hallmarking dips by 1.0% in Q1 2016 report

Figures compiled by the Birmingham Assay Office show hallmarking fell by 1.0% in Q1 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. While platinum and gold saw gains of 10.4% and 2.6% respectively, silver dipped by 5.0% and palladium by 18.0%. The full results can be seen below…  UK hallmarking figures Q1 2016 vs Q1

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