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.
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.
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.
Both Dave Hinson (pictured left) and Dave Payne (right) marked 40 years at the Assay Office this month.
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.