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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Melanie Eddy: The Meaning Behind the Marks

To discover the story behind a modern Maker's mark, we visited jeweller Melanie Eddy in her studio at the Goldsmiths' Centre, learned about the unique Sponsor's mark that is applied to her pieces at the London Assay Office, and discussed her feelings about applying the Platinum Jubilee mark to her work. 

Date Published: 27 June 2022

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RMT Industrial Action: Tuesday 21 June 2022

Plans to open on Tuesday 21 June are as follows:

The Greville Street counter aims to open at 9am, but will close at 3pm, with a half hour closure 12pm – 12.30pm.

Goldsmiths’ Hall will be open 10am – 5pm. 

All of our services will be severely disrupted with many of our teams unable to get to work.

  • Our One Hour service will be suspended Monday 20 - Friday 24 June.
  • Our Next Day service will be accepted Monday 20 - Friday 24 June - packets will be dealt with as a priority but may not be ready for the next day. 

Date Published: 13 June 2022

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Industrial Action by the RMT will impact our services 20 - 24 June

Industrial action is planned by the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on 21, 23 and 25 June.  This will affect both the train and tube networks.

As a result, all of our services will be severely disrupted and our offices may have to close if many of our staff are unable to get to work.

Should the strikes go ahead services may be adapted as follows:

Date Published: 12 June 2022

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Little pieces of history: A brief exploration of Commemorative Marks

The week of the Platinum Jubilee feels like a golden opportunity to introduce five examples of extraordinary modern work in precious metal from the Goldsmiths’ Company collection. They all celebrate an important event within Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, and (nearly) all of them bear the corresponding commemorative mark

Date Published: 01 June 2022

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