From 5 October, the counter at Goldsmiths' Hall will be open 9am - 2pm, Monday - Friday.
From Monday 5 October our Greville Street office will extend their opening hours to 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.
They will continue to only offer a priority service option to match the output of a reduced team. This means that only One Hour and Early Hall (next day) services are available there.
Please note, one hour packets must be submitted by 3pm. There will be no time-bound financial guarantees. If your punch is not held at Greville Street we can only apply a laser hallmark on a priority service.
As part of London Craft Week Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths' Company Richard Fox will be giving a free to attend talk hosted by Contemporary British Silversmiths with former Chair Angela Cork.
While we continue to scale up our operations we are still working with some limitations. Please keep an eye on our website News for the latest information, and make sure we have the correct email address and permissions so we can contact you directly with updates - you can set these in your Account area online.
An overview of operations:
Opening times - Goldsmiths' Hall counter is operating 10am - 1pm, Monday to Friday, and Greville Street counter is operating 11am - 3pm, Monday to Friday.
The Antique Plate Committee meet on a quarterly basis. For the September 2020 meeting, goods need to be submitted for inclusion by August 19th. More information here.
• Goldsmiths’ Fair launches first digital Fair in 38-year history
• Goldsmiths’ Fair will provide a NEW online platform for fine jewellers and contemporary silversmiths in 2020
• The online platform will support business recovery for sole traders and micro-businesses creating and making in UK today
• 130 fine jewellers and contemporary silversmiths will exhibit at the online Fair
• Exhibitors use exceptional handmaking skills to create their pieces, applying techniques that have been passed down over hundreds of years.
• The Goldsmiths’ Company is committed to supporting the craft and trade for the long term, as it has done for the last seven centuries.
• The Fair will open its virtual doors from 24 September – 6 October 2020
We are pleased to announce that from Monday 3 August, we will be accepting requests for One Hour and Early Hall (next day) services when packets are submitted online for hallmarking at Goldsmiths' Hall.
The Assay Office at Goldsmiths’ Hall is temporarily closed today (Thursday 23 July), and will be closed tomorrow (Friday 24 July) due to staffing issues.
Greville Street office remains open for Early Hall / Next Day service only.
Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.
We are pleased to announce that from Monday 22 June, we will be accepting the submission of packets for hallmarking at our Greville Street office.
However, we are adjusting our services to offer a priority service option and match the output of a significantly reduced team.
The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to announce that Richard Fox, Managing Director of Fox Silver, has taken office as Prime Warden, in succession to Dr Timothy Schroder. With a background in silversmithing, design and business leadership, Richard has successfully created beautiful silverware for the likes of Formula One and Rolls Royce for almost four decades. His primary focus will be championing the trade of silversmiths, jewellers and allied industries during his year in office.
A reminder that we are closed on bank holidays so will not be open on Monday 25 May for spring bank holiday. But we will resume our reduced counter opening hours at Goldsmiths' Hall of 10am - 1pm from Tuesday 26th May.
We wish you a happy and sunny Bank Holiday weekend!
We are pleased to announce that from today, Monday 18 May, we will be accepting the submission of packets (both at the counter and via the post) for Hallmarking at the Hall, and Heathrow, as part of the partial reopening of both sites.
We know that lack of access to hallmarking has been a significant concern for many of our valued customers. After careful assessment of the advice from Government, including the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), I am pleased to let you that we will be partially reopening the Assay Office at Goldsmiths’ Hall from Wednesday 13 May for packet collection only.
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We are working on reopening as soon as it is safe to do so. We feel that the current situation in London doesn’t permit us to operate safely for our customers & staff so we will remain closed until at least 8 May 2020.
We are reviewing our situation regularly with a view to re-opening the Assay Office at the earliest safe opportunity and with the provision of PPE for staff.
We will update this notice again by 7 May 2020.