Yanmi Liu, one of the winning designers at last year’s Make Your Mark Awards, has included an original piece featuring her praised braille hallmark concept in her Graduate Show.
Last weekend saw 26 of the City of London Livery Companies and Lincoln Cathedral join together to celebrate traditional crafts and skills.
The Heritage Skills Festival gave visitors a unique opportunity to see at first hand the skills and knowledge that are kept alive for future generations through the City of London Livery Companies.
Responding to a post on our Twitter feed of an image of a beaker bearing its maker's very first hallmark Russ Elliott wrote: "While we pass through out creative lives our hallmarks not only represent quality they live on as record of what we achieved."
The annual Touchstone Award is presented by the British Hallmarking Council (BHC) and is funded entirely by the four UK Assay Offices. The Award was launched in 2012 to encourage education and enforcement of hallmarking and to reward the best initiative relating to hallmarking.
Fairtrade Foundation now offer a free course for jewellery brands, retailers and everybody involved in the manufacture and sale of gold jewellery.
You can learn about the challenges facing miners, the difference Fairtrade makes, and how to use Fairtrade Gold as a way to engage customers and drive sales: http://ambassador.fairtrade.org.uk/
The Goldsmiths’ Centre has reopened applications for its Foundation Programme 2017/18.
Focusing on antique silverware and jewellery, this successful Fakes and Forgeries seminar combined educational lectures from renowned experts in the trade - Alastair Dickenson and Susan Rumfitt from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow - plus first-hand contact with a variety of spurious items.