When it was time for the ear clip to be assayed and hallmarked with us, sampler Dave Archer who is deaf, was keen to be involved. Jacqui said "It is particularly poetic that a hearing impaired person has been involved in the sampling of the snake during the hallmarking process. It is also reassuring to learn that he has worked for the London Assay Office for over 40 years which demonstrates the vision of the LAO in embracing disability in the workforce years ago. - this was clearly well ahead of the curve."
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The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is where hallmarking began, and we have been testing and hallmarking precious metals for over 700 years. At the Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office we provide both traditional handmarking and the latest laser marking techniques across three key London locations with a choice of three priority services including one hour, same day and early hall. We process 3 million articles a year, in 100,000 packets, and are proud to apply the leopard's head townmark of London to each and every one.
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New research from the British Hallmarking Council and the Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office reveals that a third of “gold” jewellery being sold online is suspected to be unhallmarked and therefore may be fake, raising concerns for consumers.