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Price Adjustment 2024

We have made the decision to adjust our prices. This has not been taken lightly. However increased costs of production, and the surge in demand for high priority packet return and for complex marking of articles, have made it a necessity for our business.

Date Published: 14 March 2024

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Annual UK Hallmarking Figures for 2023

The total number of articles sent for hallmarking at all UK offices in 2023 fell by -17.7% to 8,020,089. 

Gold, silver, platinum and palladium saw a decline in the quantity of articles hallmarked.

Date Published: 15 January 2024

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2024 date letter

Happy New Year!

The date letter for 2024 is a lower case z.

A non-compulsory mark, the date letter changes annually on 1 January. The font, case, and shield shape all change so each can only indicate one specific year.

Learn about the evolution of the hallmark and the component marks in the article ‘Hallmark as Hero’ by Goldsmiths’ Company Deputy Librarian.

Date Published: 02 January 2024

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James Cargill, Deputy Production Manager, made a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company

Congratulations to James Cargill, Deputy Production Manager of our Heathrow sub-office, who, earlier this month, was made a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company by Special Grant in celebration of 10 years service.

A Freeman is a tier of membership in Livery Companies. It is the largest grouping of members at the Goldsmiths’ Company. Freemen play an important part in the life of the Company.

Read more about Company membership here

Date Published: 18 December 2023

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HALO Award winners announced at the Benevolent Society Ball

Two jewellery businesses with an emphasis on creating bespoke commissions are the joint winners of the HALO Award 2023.  Chair of the British Hallmarking Council Noel Hunter presented the Award to Harriet Kelsall, founder of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery company and Anna Mcloughlin of Anna Mcloughlin Fine Jewellery at the prestigious Benevolent Society Ball at the Grand Hotel, Birmingham.

Date Published: 11 December 2023

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Judges praise high standard of entries for the HALO Awards 2023

Members of the judging panel for the HALO Award 2023 have been highly complimentary about this year’s entries, praising businesses for their imaginative ways of creating consumer awareness of hallmarking.  After lengthy consideration the winners of the Award for 2023 have now been selected.

Full details of the winning entries will be published after the formal announcement on 7th December.

Date Published: 29 November 2023

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Make Your Mark 2D Design award at the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council competition 2023/24

We are delighted to be partnering again with The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council for the 2023/24 Competition with our Make Your Mark design challenge.

This year, on the theme of ‘City Spirit’, entrants are invited to design jewellery, smallwork or silverware. Broad and engaging interpretations of this are encouraged and welcomed, such as folklore, fashion, festivals, communities, culture, diversity, food, history and architecture to name but a few areas of interest. Designers can choose any city (globally) but must embrace their concept visually through their design presentation.

Also important, designs must incorporate a display, or bespoke placement of the London Assay Office hallmark that is complimentary to the design and thoughtfully positioned. This is an opportunity to choose the placement of the hallmark components, and to consider the hallmark in harmony with your design.

Date Published: 17 October 2023

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Production Manager Kheni Priest's advice for the busy season

When you're busy, we're busy too - we receive more work to test and hallmark in correlation with peak trading times. We want to ensure we can be as swift as possible, and keep all services running in the lead up to Christmas - we understand we need to maintain access to all levels of service for everyone. 

So, help us help you! Follow these tips...

Date Published: 16 October 2023

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2023 end of year deadlines

Both counters at Goldsmiths’ Hall and our Greville Street office will close at 1pm on Friday 22 December 2023, and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Cut offs:

We are anticipating an extremely busy run up to Christmas, and postal strikes and rail strikes could further impact our turnaround times. 

To guarantee your work is ready before we close, standard service packets must be submitted by Friday 8 December. Early Hall / next day packets must be received by Wednesday 20 December.  1 hour packets will be accepted up until 11am on Friday 22 December.  Packets must adhere to our submission and service rules

There are currently no further planned service restrictions / packet limitations

Date Published: 16 October 2023

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One week left to submit HALO Award applications

There is just a week left to submit applications for the HALO (Hallmarking Awareness & learning Online) Award which closes on Friday September 29th.

If your business has gone above and beyond to make your customers aware of the importance of hallmarking this year then why not apply? 

Date Published: 21 September 2023

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ASLEF Industrial Action on Friday 1 September 2023

Industrial action planned by rail workers will affect both the train and tube networks.

The networks will be disrupted on Friday 1 September 2023.  As a result our service on this day will be adapted as follows:

  • Our One Hour service will be suspended. 
  • The Greville Street counter aims to open at 9am, but will close at 3pm, with a half hour closure 12pm – 12.30pm. 
  • Goldsmiths’ Hall aims to open at 9am and will close at 3pm.   

Further services may be disrupted if many of our teams are unable to get to work. During this period we will not be able to change the service originally requested on your packet.

Date Published: 25 August 2023

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August late summer bank holiday closure 2023

Goldsmiths’ Hall and Greville Street will close at 4pm on Friday 25 August 2023 and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 29 August 2023.

Please note Greville Street closes for lunch at 12noon - 1pm.

We wish you a happy and sunny Bank Holiday weekend!

Date Published: 07 August 2023

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Chair of Judging Panel, Rachael Taylor, offers helpful advice for businesses entering the HALO Award 2023

Applications for the HALO (Hallmarking Awareness and Learning Online Awards) 2023 close on 8th September, allowing another five weeks to submit entries.  The Award encourages jewellers selling online to celebrate and promote the hallmark. Chair of the HALO Award Judging Panel, Rachael Taylor shares her thoughts on the Award and what could make a successful application.

Date Published: 04 August 2023

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Happy 50th anniversary to the 1973 Hallmarking Act

Happy 50th anniversary to the Hallmarking Act, which was passed on 25 July 1973 and came into effect in 1975.

The Act aimed to tidy up the complexities that had found their way into hallmarking law, making hallmarks easier to understand, whilst still retaining their rich history and traditions.

Date Published: 25 July 2023

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