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MEET THE EXPERTS: MAKING YOUR MARK

Hallmarking legislation has seen many changes since its inception in the 14th century, but the three symbols that remain a statutory requirement for all articles above the exemption weight still tell an important story. The town mark indicates which assay office has tested and hallmarked the item, and the fineness mark guarantees the precious metal content in line with one of the recognised standards. It is a simple code: the shape of the fineness mark dictates the metal and the fineness is …

By admin | Mar 18th, 2013
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Update From The Jewellery Show

By admin | Feb 6th, 2013
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MEET THE EXPERTS - WORKING WITH PALLADIUM

Palladium has proved popular from the start, with 40,000 pieces hallmarked in the UK in the first six months. This is in stark contrast to platinum, which saw less than 100 units per year being hallmarked from 1975 to 1984. Total palladium hallmarking units in 2011 hit 106,000 units, and volumes have remained buoyant in 2012 with...CONTINUE READING To read more about WORKING WITH PALLADIUM and to find out how Palladium faired in 2012 make sure to visit our meet the experts page o…

By admin | Jan 14th, 2013
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