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Hallmarking falls in Q3 as silver and palladium suffer

Hallmarking figures compiled by Birmingham Assay Office have revealed the number of articles hallmarked in Q3 2018 fell by 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Palladium saw the biggest decline, with hallmarking down by 30.2%. Silver also posted a dip (18.1%), while gold and platinum numbers increased by 6.9% and 13.3% respectively. The

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 declines across all metals apart from platinum in Q2 and June

Assay Office Birmingham has compiled the hallmarking figures for Q2 2018, highlighting a 9.3% decrease in the number of items assayed compared to the same period last year. In total 1,934,742 items were hallmarked, with all metals taking a hit apart from platinum, which cited a 5.3% lift. The same can be said for the

Wedding market set to drive 2018 platinum jewellery growth, claims industry report

The wedding market is set to drive a global growth of platinum jewellery, new industry data has revealed. Platinum Guild International (PGI) published the findings of its 2017 Platinum Jewellery Business Review and revealed that wedding markets around the world have become strongholds for platinum jewellery. According to a consumer study covering 55 cities, platinum

Hallmarking down 11% in May as all metals suffer

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for May 2018 show a decrease in items assayed across all metals compared to the same period in 2017.  Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in May 2018 was down by 11.3% compared to last year. The amount of articles hallmarked dipped for

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