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.
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.
Ahead of the Goldsmiths’ Company Jewellery Materials Congress, taking place in July, deputy warden Dr Robert Organ explains why the international conference is set to innovate the trade.
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.
Our Easter holiday 2019 closing times are as follows:
Thursday 18 April – close at 4pm. The office will reopen on Tuesday 23 April at 8am.
Thursday 18 April – close at 4pm. The office will reopen on Tuesday 23 April at 9am.
From 1 April 2019, all packets submitted using paper hallnotes will attract an additional charge of 20p per article contained within the packet. If the packets submitted using an online hallnote, then this additional charge will not be levied and the prices will remain the same as this year.