In January 2019 we welcomed a film crew from BBC One's Fake Britain to Goldsmiths' Hall and the Assay Office. The footage was aired last night on episode 4, series 9 of the popular consumer show.
During filming, presenter Michelle tried to pick out a counterfeit bracelet from a group, and she and Dave met members of the public who brought their jewellery for examination.
The BBC strapline for the show was "Michelle is with the experts as they tell members of the public if their precious jewellery is a genuine gem or a worthless fake."
Catch the show here.
To promote our informative booklet ‘Antique Silver and the Law’, we held a special Fakes and Forgeries Seminar today specially tailored for auctioneers and dealers.
The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office held a major international conference last week on 8 and 9 July 2019, at Goldsmiths' Hall.
A highly diverse range of talks were delivered during the first Jewellery Materials Congress by 18 international speakers. Subjects covered academic research, visions of the industry, and artisan and industrial materials manufacture.
The Touchstone Award 2019 has been won by Shared Regulatory Services (Cardiff, Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan) for their ongoing hallmarking enforcement projects.
A new series of photographs taken in various countries across the world will be exhibited at Four Corner Gallery this June. Dr Robert Organ’s Global Stories project highlights the importance of rituals – work, religion, leisure etc - to give a structure in all countries and cultures.