Hallmarking Teams


We have 40 staff hallmarking over our 5 sites

Find out more about our hallmarking teams below, or read more about how we hallmark on our Methods of Marking page.

Sam is an experienced handmarker. In 2011 she marked the the first item of jewellery made from Fairtrade Fairmined gold. The dual mark was hallmarked on a men’s wedding band made by Jos Skeates, EC One.  We can now apply the Fairtrade mark, and the Fairmined mark separately, read more in our Downloads.

Sara Morrison (see below) has just received her Long Service Award for 40 years service. She has been a supervisor for 30 years, and has had links to the trade throughout her life. Her sisters also worked at the Assay Office, her partner is a jeweller, and her father was a diamond polisher by trade. She inherited a great interest in gem stones from him, and loves seeing and handling the variety of them, precious and semiprecious which pass through the department.

Rob Grant was an Assay Office apprentice between 2007 and 2011. He is now a real specialist frequently striking display marks onto high profile silverware such as sporting trophies and one off commissions.  

In December 2015, Caroline, Assay Office Technician, received her Long Service Award from Deputy Warden and Assay Office Director, Dr Robert Organ. Caroline, who has been here for 40 years, works alongside her sister, Sara Morrison (above) on Press Marking.

She met her husband, Andy Waker (Manager of Greville Street), at The Hall and over the course of the past 40 years, she has worked with Sara, Andy, two other sisters, two brothers-in-law, and two sons. 

Sheila started work at the Company in 2001.  She is Supervisor of the Laser Department at Goldsmiths' Hall having spent fifteen years gaining her expertise. She loves problem solving and a complex laser engraving! 

Staked punches ready for hallmarking

  • Terry Dack (Supervisor, Handmarking) started working for the Assay Office in 1977 starting in gold sampling. He moved to work on in the Foreign department (handling all imports) in the 1980s, onto second hand sampling, then developed his specialism in handmarking in the early 90s.

    Terry Dack (Supervisor, Handmarking) started working for the Assay Office in 1977 starting in gold sampling. He moved to work on in the Foreign department (handling all imports) in the 1980s, onto second hand sampling, then developed his specialism in handmarking in the early 90s.

  • Jack Painter on the fly press

    Jack Painter on the fly press

  • Danny Wells on the laser machine

    Danny Wells on the laser machine

  • Sara Morrison - Supervisor, Pressmarking

    Sara Morrison - Supervisor, Pressmarking

  • Caroline Waker & Sheila Priest.

    Caroline Waker & Sheila Priest.

  • Sam Love

    Sam Love