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5 Day Service and Money Back Guarantees - launched!

This week we have launched a new guaranteed 5 Day Service.  This coincides with the introduction of 100% money back guarantees across time bound services.  This is the first service assurance warranty in the Assay Office’s 700 year history.

Date Published: 11 June 2018

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New Designers: One Year In Exhibitor Alex O'Connor on Hallmarking

As New Designers launches, The Goldsmiths' Centre' caught up with Alex O’Connor a year on from making her debut at the show in 2017.  This year she will be exhibiting within the One Year In area of the event.  Here she describes what it was like getting her first piece hallmarked by us - a milestone for any jeweller or silversmith.

Date Published: 08 June 2018

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Annual Punch Grind 2018

Two members of the Court of Assistants wjoined us in our workshop this month.  

Cassandra Goad, and Vicky Broakes helped to grind the date letters from punches which remained from 2017 and bore the corresponding date letter "s".  

Date Published: 31 May 2018

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Early May Bank Holiday Closure

Bank holiday closing: Our main office at Goldsmiths’ Hall will close at 12.30pm on Friday 4th May 2017 and The Greville Street office will close at 12 noon on Friday 4th May 2017.

 

Date Published: 01 May 2018

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Laboratory To Be Renewed

The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office is engaged in an exciting programme of improvements to all areas of our service and equipment.

As part of this programme, the Company Laboratory will now be updated to ensure that we can provide an operation of the highest standard in the years ahead.

Date Published: 30 April 2018

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Guaranteed 5 Day Service

We are excited to announce the forthcoming launch of a new guaranteed 5 Day Turnaround standard service for consignments and packets submitted online.

Date Published: 29 March 2018

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2018 Business Rule Update

You can select one marking method, one type of hallmark, one metal and fineness, and one sponsor's mark per packet.

Date Published: 28 March 2018

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Craft Your Business Skills!

The Goldsmiths’ Centre’s has launched their Business Growth Programme for Fine Jewellers and Contemporary Silversmiths. 

Date Published: 28 February 2018

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The Opening of the Trial of the Pyx 2018

Approximately 25,000 coins produced by the Royal Mint in 2017 were counted and scrutinised today by a jury at Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London, as the Trial of the Pyx 2018 opened.

Date Published: 30 January 2018

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Annual UK Hallmarking Figures for 2017

The total number of articles sent for hallmarking at all UK offices in 2017 fell by 4.3% to 9,335,765. 

Platinum, gold and palladium saw a decline in the quantity of articles hallmarked, but silver saw an increase.

Date Published: 08 January 2018

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2018 Date Letter

Happy New Year from all of us at The Assay Office. 2018 date letter is lowercase t!

Date Published: 01 January 2018

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