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Jewlr expands into luxury jewellery market

Jewlr expands into luxury jewellery market

Online tech jewellery brand Jewlr has tapped into the luxury market for the very first time with a new collection named ‘One and Only Signature’. The new range marks Jewlr’s expansion into the luxury market, and consists of six customisable engagement ring styles. One ordered from the company’s website, every aspect of the ring is

First Scottish gold sale to jewellery industry agreed

Scotgold Resources Ltd has announced that a sales agreement has been signed with two of Scotland’s manufacturing jewellers. This agreement covers the first refining batch (approximately 16oz) of Scottish Gold made available for jewellery, and only the second refining batch produced to date, from Scotgold’s Bulk Processing Trial (BPT) at the Cononish Gold and Silver

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

Applications open for 2016 Touchstone Award

The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) has opened applications for the 2016 Touchstone Award. Awarded every year since its launch in 2012, the Touchstone Award is funded by the UK’s four Assay Offices – the Goldsmiths’ Company in London, Assay Office Birmingham, Sheffield Assay Office and Edinburgh Assay Office. The Touchstone Award was established to encourage

Edinburgh Assay Office celebrates one year of Hallmarking in Transit at Heathrow

The Edinburgh Assay Office has marked its first full year of operating a Heathrow sub office. Over the last 12 months the facility in Heathrow has seen significant changes to its service, increasing capacity and extending its European coverage.  In 2015, the work force has increased by 60% and the facility has seen the addition

70 percent of jewellery shoppers look for a trust mark online

Edinburgh Assay Office published findings today (Oct 26) which reveal that 70% of consumers will look for a trust scheme on an online site before committing to a purchase. The results of the survey, commissioned in partnership with QP Jewellers, demonstrates how important provenance is to the internet consumer. The survey also revealed over 90% of

Edinburgh Assay Office introduces diamond certification to Heathrow

The Edinburgh Assay Office has introduced a new diamond certification option to its Hallmarking in Transit offering at London’s Heathrow Airport. The service is provided by Solitaire Gem Labs (SGL) and will enable Hallmarking in Transit customers to add a one-stop, secure diamond certification to the existing hallmarking service. The addition of diamond certification on

FEATURE: Edinburgh Assay Office CEO Scott Walter on business growth

Hallmarking may be the Edinburgh Assay Office’s main calling, but that hasn’t stopped chief executive officer and assay master Scott Walter from developing the business in line with the needs of the industry. Here, he explains more to Professional Jeweller editor Sarah Louise Jordan. Over the last 15 years, the Edinburgh Assay Office has seen

FEATURE: An analysis of the silver market in 2015

Branded silver may have saved retailers during the dark days of the recession, but now optimism is surging and spend is returning could it be in for tough times of its own? We analyse the silver market from the perspective of bullion dealers, assay masters, manufacturers and brands to find out more.  Let’s start with