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HALLMARKING A HOT TOPIC FOR TRADING STANDARDS OFFICERS

Hallmarking is clearly a hot topic as just a few days later 20 Trading Standards delegates arrived from near and far for a bespoke training course.  Trading Standards Officers came from Councils as far flung as Plymouth,  Oldham, Surrey and Ceredigion as well as the Midland counties of Leicestershire, Sandwell , Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Warwickshire. The course  included the history of Hallmarking and current legislation, a hands on session to identify Hallmarks on new a…

By admin | Nov 13th, 2012
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CATWALK COLLAR COMPETITION

   

By admin | Nov 13th, 2012
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SCRAP GOLD COURSE REFLECTS GOLD STANDARD

The course also includes an introduction to understanding Hallmarking legislation and identifying Hallmarks on jewellery, and testing precious metals using touch acids and XRF. Peter Middleton, who is Director of Gold Reserves in Swansea, attended the course recently and said: ‘We enjoyed a well-paced course with an incredible amount of information presented in just one day. We will be sending our other staff to benefit from this great pool of knowledge!’ Sally Hoban, Heritage &…

By admin | Nov 12th, 2012
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GUEST LECTURE BY MARTYN PUGH & ANN-MARIE CAREY, SCHOOL OF JEWELLERY - BIRMINGHAM: 21 NOVEMBER

Martyn Pugh Silversmith[/caption] The metallurgical demands of pure palladium and its alloys required a different manufacturing approach from those used for the gold jug and new lessons were learnt. The jug was completed in the autumn of 2011 and had its debut at Goldsmiths’ Fair London, before being placed with its sister in the client’s private collection. All Welcome please BOOK a place, Contact Yanyan Wang:[e]  yanyan.wang@bcu.ac.uk [t]  0121 331 7823 Da…

By admin | Nov 12th, 2012
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