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Summer Bank Holiday, August 2019

Goldsmiths' Hall will close at 4pm on Friday 23 August and re-open at 8am on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

The Greville Street office (Hatton Garden) will close at 4pm on Friday 23 August and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

Date Published: 20 June 2019

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Jewellery Materials Congress

As part of our dedication to becoming a centre of excellence for jewellery materials we will be holding a major international conference on 8 and 9 July 2019, at Goldsmiths' Hall. 

Date Published: 03 June 2019

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Annual Punch Grind 2019

Joanna Hardy and Neil Carson helped to grind the date letters from 86 punches which remained from the total 655 created in 2018 and bore the corresponding date letter "t".  

Date Published: 15 May 2019

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Verdict of the Trail of the Pyx

The Queen’s Remembrancer, Barbara Fontaine, today announced that the Chancellor has passed the annual Trial of the Pyx –  one of Britain's oldest judicial processes – which tests the quality weight, composition and diameter of the coins people carry in their pockets or collect as commemorative coins.

Date Published: 03 May 2019

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Antiques Roadshow at Buckfast Abbey

The Antiques Plate Committee, the internationally renowned body for adjudicating spurious silver articles, was mentioned by one of its Committee members on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow this Sunday. 

Date Published: 22 April 2019

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Brexit Impact Survey Results

In February The British Hallmarking Council, of which the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is a member, conducted a national survey of businesses in the precious metal jewellery and silver sectors, to better understand attitudes towards hallmarking and to explore the impact of Brexit. 

Date Published: 17 April 2019

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Grand National Trophy 2019

The 2019 Grand National trophy has been designed for the third year by Shannon O’Neill.  It was shaped like a human antibody to carry the sponsor’s message of health and science.  Candice Devine hallmarked it in March with a large display mark on the front of the base.

Date Published: 08 April 2019

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The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office Launches Video Guides

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has launched a series of video guides to help its customers, inform consumers, and provide information on hallmarking.

The guides use simple explanation with clear subtitles. We believe these will complement our visits, tours, events, and website to further the understanding of assaying and hallmarking.

Date Published: 21 March 2019

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