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Coronation commemorative mark announced by the British Hallmarking Council to honour His Majesty King Charles III

  • A new commemorative mark has been designed to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III
  • The King’s Coronation Mark can be requested from 1 March 2023 and will be available until 31 December 2024
  • Historically, commemorative marks have been added to the regular hallmark to signify a special event
  • The mark depicts the King’s head against an oval background

Date Published: 30 January 2023

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ASLEF Industrial Action: Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 February

Industrial action planned by rail workers will affect both the train and tube networks on Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 February.

As a result our service on the day will be adapted as follows:

  • Our One Hour service will be suspended. 
  • 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 9am – 3pm.   

Further services may be disrupted if many of our teams are unable to get to work. During this period we will not be able to change the service originally requested on your packet.

Date Published: 24 January 2023

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Next Day/Early Hall packets posted on day of completion

In our November 2022 service announcement, we outlined that from Monday 28 November Next Day/Early Hall packets which are posted to us will be completed by the end of the next working day, posting out on this day of completion.  Going forward we will continue with this timeframe. 

Prior to this, we would post out packets on the day of receipt leaving us a very narrow timeframe to complete an increasingly large amount of work. 

Date Published: 09 January 2023

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Applications for Goldsmiths' Fair 2023 are open now

  • Jewellers and silversmiths from across the UK are being invited to apply to Goldsmiths’ Fair 2023, taking place between 26 September – 8 October.
  • Supporting independent jewellers and silversmiths for over four decades, Goldsmiths’ Fair brings together the UK’s most respected buyers, collectors, and curators within the magnificent Goldsmiths’ Hall to discover the most cutting edge and dynamic makers working with precious metals today.
  • Applications are open to independent, UK based jewellers and silversmiths, who employ six (6) people or fewer at the bench.
  • Applications open on Monday 9 January and close on Tuesday 28 February at 3pm.

Date Published: 09 January 2023

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Date letter for 2023

Happy New Year! Date letter for 2023 is a lower case y.

A non-compulsory mark, the date letter changes annually on 1 January. The font, case, and shield shape all change so each can only indicate one specific year.

Date Published: 01 January 2023

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