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APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR NEW MEMBERS OF BRITISH HALLMARKING COUNCIL

By admin | Apr 25th, 2012
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BRITISH HALLMARKING COUNCIL BANS STAND-ALONE GOLD MARKS ON BONDED GOLD

Ever increasing gold prices are driving significant changes in the UK fine jewellery trade, one such trend being the introduction of ‘bonded gold’ and an increase in gold plated and rolled gold products coming to market. ‘Bonded gold’ items are produced with a thick layer of gold alloy “bonded” on to a base metal or sterling silver core. The resulting article is only about 10% gold alloy by weight on average, but could be easily mistaken as an all-gold item …

By admin | Apr 24th, 2012
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HELP - WHO STOLE OUR PLAQUE ?

[/caption] The plaque was hallmarked in 1977 and has the Jubilee (Silver) hallmark and the date letter C.  The Plaque is sterling silver with 18ct gold lettering.  The lettering is flush with the surface and the Plaque has a raised border.  If you have any information that would help us and see the safe return of the Plaque to its rightful place please get in touch.  Tel: 0871 871 6020  E: gem@theassayoffice.co.uk Facebook:  www.facebook.com/assayoffice Twitter: www.twitt…

By admin | Apr 16th, 2012
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'INVESTMENT BOWL' COMMISSIONED FOR DIAMOND JUBILEE

Andy McGowan's one kilogram 'Investment Bowl' made from 999 silver is a quirky but appropriate product in a year when many are stockpiling precious metals, considering them a safer investment than other options. [caption id="attachment_1413" align="alignleft" width="295" caption="Andy McGowan"] The commissioned piece weighs 60 ounces, marking 60 years of Her Majesty's reign and is resplendent with a full spread hallmark including, of course, the Diamond Jubilee Mark.

By admin | Apr 10th, 2012
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