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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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Silver Christmas Tree Decorations

The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to present a brilliant selection of Christmas tree decorations by some of the most prominent silversmiths working in the UK today.

To purchase a wonderful silver gift, please contact the individual silversmiths directly via the Goldsmiths’ Company website.

Date Published: 01 December 2017

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2018 Valuation Day Dates Released

Valuation Days offer the chance for a private one-to-one consultation and professional appraisal by our expert valuer. You will also receive a comprehensive portfolio of your items. Places are limited.  2018 dates are as follows

Date Published: 22 November 2017

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Christmas Hours 2017

Please note that we will close for Christmas at:

12.30pm on Friday 22 December 2017

And re-open at:

8am on Tuesday 2 January 2018 (Goldsmiths' Hall)

9am on Tuesday 2 January 2018 (Greville Street, Hatton Garden)

Date Published: 08 November 2017

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Have You Booked to Attend Make Your Mark?

There’s still time to book to attend Make Your Mark at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Tuesday 31st October and Wednesday 1st November 2017.

 The event is a great opportunity to attend talks, speak to our exhibitors and register for your hallmark (new registrants only).

Date Published: 19 October 2017

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Make Your Mark Awards 2017, Entry Deadline: Friday 29th September

There is now less than a month left to enter the Make Your Mark Awards, with entries closing at 5pm on Friday 29th September. If you are a student or a recent graduate keen to take part in this prestigious event, please make sure you have submitted your entry by the deadline.

Date Published: 06 September 2017

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Q&A: Creative Hallmarking

A legal requirement to sell precious metal, the hallmark needn't simply be regarded as a required stamp to be hidden from the wearer. Adam Phillips, account manager at The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office, London, and one of the judges of this year's Make Your Mark Awards, encourages makers to get creative with their hallmarking to make a real impact.

Date Published: 31 August 2017

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Royal Mail Postage Customers - Take Note!

We have been made aware that when an item is sent using the Royal Mail Special Delivery services there is a limit of the value of the contents that can be sent and still be eligible for recompense. 

Date Published: 31 August 2017

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Cupid's Bow Strikes Archer!

Much loved member of the team David Archer married his fiancee Kirstie last month onboard the Cruise ship Princess Crown. 

Date Published: 31 August 2017

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Goldsmiths' Fair - Tickets On Sale!

Tickets on sale! Buy work direct from the makers! Bespoke luxuries from 92 jewellers and 34 silversmiths, including 10 outstanding recent graduates, make this a fashion and interiors paradise ideally timed for early Christmas shopping.

Date Published: 31 August 2017

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The Goldsmiths' Centre: Creative Links - Redefining Luxury Talk

What does it mean to be a responsible luxury brand in the 21st century? Where can we buy ethical design and how is buyer interest set to change in the coming years? As part of the London Design Festival (LDF), the Goldsmiths’ Centre is offering a platform for top profile industry experts to explore how sustainability and social responsibility are no longer optional for luxury brands – they are essentials.

Date Published: 31 August 2017

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