In February The British Hallmarking Council, of which the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is a member, conducted a national survey of businesses in the precious metal jewellery and silver sectors, to better understand attitudes towards hallmarking and to explore the impact of Brexit.
The 2019 Grand National trophy has been designed for the third year by Shannon O’Neill. It was shaped like a human antibody to carry the sponsor’s message of health and science. Candice Devine hallmarked it in March with a large display mark on the front of the base.
Ahead of the Goldsmiths’ Company Jewellery Materials Congress, taking place in July, deputy warden Dr Robert Organ explains why the international conference is set to innovate the trade.