Focusing on antique silverware and jewellery, this successful Fakes and Forgeries seminar combined educational lectures from renowned experts in the trade - Alastair Dickenson and Susan Rumfitt from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow - plus first-hand contact with a variety of spurious items.
It was a case of rise and grind for two members of the Court of Assistants who joined us in our workshop this month.
Previous Prime Warden Michael Galsworthy and Arthur Drysdale helped to grind the date letters from punches which remained from 2016 and bore the corresponding date letter "r".
Will Evans is the new Superintendent Assayer at the Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office. He has worked at the Assay Office since 2000 moving from the laboratory through the roles of Process Development Engineer, Systems Development Manager and Technical Manager. Naturally then, technical development, and process improvement have been inherent in his work priorities, and they continue to be his focus in his new role.
Dr Robert Organ attended the 31st Santa Fe Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Jewellery professionals from across the industry and around the world attend to examine innovation - technological, operational and experiential, business, and the future.