This week we have launched a new guaranteed 5 Day Service. This coincides with the introduction of 100% money back guarantees across time bound services. This is the first service assurance warranty in the Assay Office’s 700 year history.
As New Designers launches, The Goldsmiths' Centre' caught up with Alex O’Connor a year on from making her debut at the show in 2017. This year she will be exhibiting within the One Year In area of the event. Here she describes what it was like getting her first piece hallmarked by us - a milestone for any jeweller or silversmith.
Dave Archer marked 40 years at the Assay Office on 5th June 2018.
In Autumn 2017 we had the historic task of hallmarking the engagement ring of the Duchess of Sussex, and later the wedding rings for both the Duke and Duchess.
Be part of a 4-day short course that takes you on a journey of jewellery design from the creation of embryonic idea to a presentative image.
The Goldsmiths' Company at Fortnum & Mason: A Celebration of Craftsmanship - 3-31 May
The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office is engaged in an exciting programme of improvements to all areas of our service and equipment.
As part of this programme, the Company Laboratory will now be updated to ensure that we can provide an operation of the highest standard in the years ahead.
Andy Hills celebrated 40 years at the Assay Office earlier this month.
Dr Robert Organ presented him with his long service award in front of his colleagues.
We were proud to host the launch of his new book "Diamonds, An Early History of the King of Gems" earlier this month.
The Goldsmiths’ Company is proud to present an exhibition celebrating five decades of elegant modern design and excellent craftmanship fuelled by the extraordinary creativity of silversmith Grant Macdonald.
The first 100% money back guarantees across our time bound services for online packet submissions are also to be introduced this season. This is the first service assurance warranty in our history.
Charelle Smith, who won our Make Your Mark Awards with her Unlock The Hallmark pendant, took up her prize - a day at Garrard this month.
This week the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office celebrates the tenth anniversary of its Heathrow Sub-Office within the secure premises of Brink’s Ltd., Global Services Division, at Heathrow Airport.
Channel 4 filmed a segment of their successful Food Unwrapped show with Chris Walne, Laboratory Manager here at Goldsmiths' Hall earlier in the season.
The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to present a brilliant selection of Christmas tree decorations by some of the most prominent silversmiths working in the UK today.
To purchase a wonderful silver gift, please contact the individual silversmiths directly via the Goldsmiths’ Company website.
The Goldsmiths’ Company were proud to once again host a formal presentation and training day for this year’s winners of the prestigious Touchstone Award. Representatives from the London Borough of Ealing were honoured with the award after a successful exercise specifically targeted to enforce hallmarking legislation.
The fourth edition of Make Your Mark, the UK’s biggest careers event for apprentices and students of jewellery and allied trades, proved a resounding success. Staged at Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London, the event welcomed over 700 attendees over two days this week (Tuesday 31 October and Wednesday 1 November).
There’s still time to book to attend Make Your Mark at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Tuesday 31st October and Wednesday 1st November 2017.
The event is a great opportunity to attend talks, speak to our exhibitors and register for your hallmark (new registrants only).
For the first time this year, the Make Your Mark event will offer visitors the opportunity to book places on one-on-one Surgeries with industry experts and young designers.
Final call for entries for our second Make Your Mark Awards! Entries close at 5pm on Friday 29th September.
There is now less than a month left to enter the Make Your Mark Awards, with entries closing at 5pm on Friday 29th September. If you are a student or a recent graduate keen to take part in this prestigious event, please make sure you have submitted your entry by the deadline.
A legal requirement to sell precious metal, the hallmark needn't simply be regarded as a required stamp to be hidden from the wearer. Adam Phillips, account manager at The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office, London, and one of the judges of this year's Make Your Mark Awards, encourages makers to get creative with their hallmarking to make a real impact.
What does it mean to be a responsible luxury brand in the 21st century? Where can we buy ethical design and how is buyer interest set to change in the coming years? As part of the London Design Festival (LDF), the Goldsmiths’ Centre is offering a platform for top profile industry experts to explore how sustainability and social responsibility are no longer optional for luxury brands – they are essentials.
Enter the Make Your Mark Awards 2017 and have your work seen by the following leading industry figures.....
We are thrilled to announce Harriet Kelsall as keynote speaker. She will describe her story starting a creative business from start-up stage to present day - Harriet is one of the most respected bespoke designers and business trailblazers working in the UK jewellery industry today.
Earlier this month our apprentice Sam Bowles completed his apprenticeship and was made a Freeman of The Goldsmiths' Company.
Sam made a silver vase based on a skull and a Day of the Dead theme with Steve Wager.
Kate Hainge was awarded the second prize in the Jewellery category at the Make Your Mark Awards 2016 for her Magnifying Ring design. One of the prizes was a mentorship with esteemed British jewellery designer Stephen Webster, who has been designing and making jewellery for more than 40 years. After starting out in the jewellery industry as an apprentice in London’s Hatton Garden, the Stephen Webster brand is now known the world over for its bold design style while celebrating traditional craftsmanship.
Kate tells us what she has taken away from this invaluable and unique experience.