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Make Your Mark to offer appointments with industry experts

For the first time this year, the London Assay Office will offer visitors to its annual Make Your Mark event the opportunity to book places on one-on-one surgeries with industry experts and young designers. The Surgery sessions, which will take place throughout the two days, will be provided by specialist jewellery and watch communications agency Facets

Make Your Mark confirms keynote speaker

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has confirmed the keynote speaker for its annual Make Your Mark event in London. Building on the success since its launch three years ago, the 2017 edition of the show will deliver even more inspiration advice and networking opportunities. Taking place October 31 – November 1, Harriet Kelsall has been

Goldsmiths’ Company hallmarks Grand National trophies

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has hallmarked the Grand National trophies for 2017. For the first time in the Grand National’s history a new trophy will be designed every year during the sponsorship with the global diagnostics company Randox Health. The first of the five new trophies will be unveiled at the Weights Evening Reception

Inaugural Make Your Mark Awards winners revealed

The winners of the inaugural Make Your Mark Awards were announced at a glittering reception held at the Goldsmiths’ Hall on Tuesday, Nov 1. The reception and awards exhibition was buzzing with excitement as students, graduates and tutors mingled with well-known industry personalities and members of the Goldsmiths’ Company. Keynote Speaker, Richard Fox, opened the

Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office launches Make Your Mark competition

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has announced the launch of the Make Your Mark Awards, a new design competition that aims to challenge today’s students working in precious metal. Entrants will be asked to submit a design, model or finished piece, in which precious metal is used with prominence, incorporating a London hallmark. The awards,

London Assay Office denies overseas hallmarking plans

London assay office, The Goldsmiths’ Company, insists it has no intention of following its regional counterparts by opening sub-offices overseas. Birmingham recently became the latest assay office to secure a global presence by launching an office in Mumbai, while Sheffield Assay Office made a similar move in Italy in 2014. Jewellery industry sources have speculated

London Assay registers oldest and youngest marks

The London Assay Office is celebrating registering two special individuals for unique makers’ marks; 89-year-old Derek Porter and 12-year-old Seth Stephenson. As one of the oldest Assay Office customers, Porter, who turns 90 in November, worked as an electrical engineer before studying jewellery and silversmithing on retirement. When his college funding ran out he set

Hallmarking takes stage at London Jewellery Meetup

Next event on January 30 will focus on compliance and metal testing. The first London Jewellery Meetup of 2014 will take place on January 30, with a talk from guest speaker Dave Merry of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s London Assay Office. The evening, which is open to all, will focus on what hallmarking is, industry compliance

London Assay Office launches private hallmarking

Jewellers will be able to take customers to see designs hallmarked. The London Assay Office has launched a new private hallmarking service that will allow jewellery designers to take customers to the Goldsmiths’ Hall to watch their piece of jewellery being hallmarked. The service will be ideal for jewellers who have been commissioned to create