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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

PJ Awards 2018 Precious Metals and Gemstone Supplier of the Year finalists announced

Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists of the Precious Metals and Gemstone Supplier of the Year category of the 2018 Professional Jeweller Awards. This category was added following an influx of nominations for suppliers in this sector of the industry. The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Precious Metals and Gemstone Supplier of the Year category are: Baird

Silver boosts January 2018 hallmarking figures

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for January 2018 show an increase in items assayed compared to the same period in 2017.  The number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in January 2018 up by 13% year-on-year as silver delivers a strong performance. Interestingly, the number of items hallmarked was down on

Goldsmiths’ Company gears up for Make Your Mark 2017

The Goldsmiths’ Company is building up to host the largest precious metal event for UK students. Back for the fourth consecutive year, London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall will host Make Your Mark, the UK’s biggest careers event for apprentices and students of jewellery and allied trades. Taking place October 31 – November, Make Your Mark is a free

Hallmarking suffers 13% dip in April 2017

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for April 2017 show a decrease in items assayed across gold, platinum and palladium compared to the same period in 2016.  Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in April 2017 was down by 13.2% compared to last year. The amount of articles hallmarked dipped

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