Wembley jewellery shop fined thousands for not having quality stamps
Hallmarking is a legal requirement for jewellers selling precious metals such as gold and silver and is a guarantee of a certain quality as determined ...
Gold Hallmarking Centres Scrap Closure Plans
Businessinsider India With the hallmarking of the gold jewellery getting recognition, around 290 hallmarking centres engaged in giving purity certification to the gold ...
Platinum and palladium assaying rebounds in May
Laser hallmarking at Sheffield Assay Office. The total figures for May's hallmarking has climbed almost 30% year-on-year. The hallmarking figures for ...
Hallmarking: fineness guidance
Hallmarking: fineness guidance. Organisation: British Hallmarking Council. Page history: Published 3 June 2014. Guidance on referring to items such ...
Hallmarking: appealing a decision by an assay office refusing to hallmark an item
When an assay office refuses to hallmark an article you have submitted to it for hallmarking, you can appeal the decision in writing to the British ...
Local jeweller convicted of hallmarking offences
The Business Desk (registration)
A BIRMINGHAM jeweller has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to pay a total of £25,000 after ...
Q1 hallmarking figures rise 23%, gold jewellery on the up-and-up
The number of 18ct gold articles hallmarked rose by 9.6 per cent, 9ct jumped 30.4 per cent, and silver hallmarking increased 11.6 per cent.
Gold consumers prone to frauds in Kashmir
With not a single hallmarking centers in Kashmir and non-availability of Karat meters with government to measure karatage of the gold, consumers are ...
The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office opens hallmarking facility
The new hallmarking facility is at the Dalston-based jewellery manufacturer, Allied Gold. This is the first time in the Assay Office's 700 year history that ...
Unique number for gold ornaments soon
The Bureau of India Standards will launch a web-based hallmarking system for gold jewellery soon. Accordingly, unique identification numbers will be ...
Good run continues as UK hallmarking climbs 19.2%
The positive run of UK hallmarking continued last month, with the total number of units hallmarked across the four UK Assay Offices up 19.2% ...
Hallmarking figures for 9ct gold rise more than 33%
Figures released today by the Birmingham Assay Office show that the number of 9ct gold items hallmarked across all four UK assay offices rose more ...
The £20m Fabergé egg that was almost sold for scrap
A scrap metal dealer bought an ornament to be melted down for its gold - until he read a Telegraph article revealing it to be a £20 million Fabergé egg.
Gold hallmarking fee slashed for jewellers in small towns
In two big initiatives to promote sale of pure gold, government today cut licence fee for gold hallmarking by up to 87.5 per cent for jewellers in small ...
Hallmarking takes stage at London Jewellery Meetup
The evening, which is open to all, will focus on what hallmarking is, industry compliance and precious metal testing. It will take place at the Sir ...
Are you buying gold jewellery on Dhanteras?
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the accreditation agency which certifies and hallmarks gold jewellery and other precious metals in India. Hence, before ...
Behind the scenes at The Birmingham Assay Office
Behind the scenes at The Birmingham Assay Office, which carries out a range of jewellery services that include hallmarking, laser engraving, materials testing, ...
All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation opposes Hallmarking ...
GJF has always supported BIS initiatives in improving the Hallmarking system in India and has made several representations to the Ministry and Director ...
Birmingham Assay Office launches hallmarking app
The Help with Hallmarks app allows users to identify jewellery and silverware using date letters. The Birmingham Assay Office (BAO) has created a new app ...
Calls for Transparency
Diamond World Magazine
The BIS has been making large efforts to ensure hallmarking is further improved in the industry. While hallmarking, or other alternative means to achieve ...
September hallmarking promising start to Xmas
All hallmarking sectors showed growth in September in what the Birmingham Assay Office described as "a promising start to the peak trading ...
Safeguarding the city's reputation for quality jewellery
The crackdown has been such a success that Trading Standards won the first ever Touchstone Award from the British Hallmarking Council in recognition for its ...
August silver hallmarking falls after buoyant July
Hallmarking across the four UK Assay Offices fell 3% in August, according to the latest figures from the Birmingham Assay Office. In total, 706,763 items were ...
Fake hallmarking units flourishing in India: BIS
Times of India
Hallmarks as official marks have been in use as a guarantee for the purity of gold and silver. However, some recent raids conducted by BIS have underlined the ...
North Ayrshire Council scoops Touchstone award
The award praises the work of local authorities with a view to hallmarking and is sponsored by the four UK Assay Offices and the British Hallmarking Council ...
Check Hallmarking Logo While Purchasing Gold Ornaments
While purchasing gold ornaments, consumers must check if there is hallmarking center logo, trader logo or BSI logo is there on the gold ornament or not.
Three amendments made to Hallmarking Act
By Kathryn Bishop Three amendments have been made to the Hallmarking Act including an update to the regulations surrounding sponsor's marks and platinum ...
Gross palladium demand falls; UK hallmarking up
By Kathryn Bishop Palladium and diamond earrings by Lara Bohinc, created as part of a project with the International Palladium Board in 2012.
Hallmarked platinum watch cases soar by 14%
By Kate Doherty The hallmarking of platinum watch cases in Switzerland rose by 5% in 2012 compared to the previous year, according to Johnson Matthey's ...
Buying gold? Look for these 5 marks first
Times of India
The hallmarking centre imprints this on the jewellery In India, 200 hallmarking centres have been opened. They have to etch their respective logo along with ...
Hockley Mint to open in-house hallmarking office
The company will open a hallmarking sub-office in house to make its working process more efficient. Hockley Mint has announced plans to open an in-house ...
News analysis: Hallmarking update
The hallmarking figures for 2012 make gloomy reading, with volumes down for the ninth year in a row, falling from their peak in 2003 of 35.2 million ...
The Goldsmiths' Company - Hallmarking Information Seminar
Get up-to-date with the latest hallmarking legislation or introduce new staff to the world of hallmarking. New dates confirmed for 2013: Monday 15 April & Monday ...
Not going for gold: hallmarking figures plummet 25% in December
If you want some other metrics by which to try and judge how the economy is doing, how about precious metal hallmarking?
International tension, tea and tradition
By Michael Allchin Tuesday and Wednesday saw a lively meeting of the 19 Hallmarking Convention countries and the International Association of Assay Offices ...
Switzerland's use of Convention hallmarks up 50%
By Rachael Taylor The 19 Hallmarking Convention countries and the International Association of Assay Offices met in Geneva last week.
India mandates hallmarking – what about Australia?
By approving amendments to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 1986, the Cabinet endorsed compulsory hallmarking of gold jewellery products.
Television cameras where whirring at The Birmingham Assay Office ...
Hallmarking is clearly a hot topic as just a few days later 20 Trading Standards ... The course included the history of Hallmarking and current legislation, a hands ...
The rise of the jewellery voyeur
Craig Heatly reports on the Trend for jewellery voyeurs, from those who want to get up close and personal with hallmarking to the hoards catching sneaky ...
Hallmarking losing glitter in Kerala?
Retail jewellers across the State are demanding a revamp of the hallmarking norms, saying that only they are held responsible for impurities found in ...
Assay Office London to host hallmarking course
The course will cover the Hallmarking Act and legal requirements, the identification of genuine UK hallmarks, counterfeit, faked and forged hallmarks, ...
How Assay Assured is helping retail fight fakes
Jewellery retailers are free to explain hallmarking terms online through their ... While Walter says hallmarking explanations can give a customer insight, ...
Platinum and palladium shine in August hallmarking
By Rachael Taylor The UK hallmarking figures are compiled from data from the four UK assay offices including the Edinburgh Assay Office.
London Assay Office to hold hallmarking seminar
By Deepa Narwani The Goldsmiths Company Assay Office is set to hold a Hallmarking Information Seminar in October, scheduled to take place at the Goldsmiths' ...
Check Hallmark before buying gold
Hindu Business Line
The list of hallmarking centres with their symbols can be found on the Web site of the BIS. ... The procedure for silver hallmarking mirrors that of gold, ...
Legislative changes made in Irish Hallmarking
From July 1 new changes to Irish Hallmarking regulations now mean that it is an offence to sell precious metal articles without displaying a new Dealers ...
Birmingham Wins Touchstone Award for Hallmarking Initiatives
The Birmingham city council in the UK was given the first ''Touchstone Award'' presented by the British Hallmarking Council in recognition for its ...
Stamping out unhallmarked Asian jewellery sales
By Rachael Taylor Hallmarking crackdowns by Trading Standards have not just been felt in London but have been taking place all over the country.
May hallmarking shows optimistic 7.6% increase
May's hallmarking figures for the four UK Assay Offices has revealed a continued upturn in the number of items being hallmarked, after many months of ...
London Assay Office launches private hallmarking
By Rachael Taylor The London Assay Office has launched a new private hallmarking service that will allow jewellery designers to take customers to the ...
A Digital Hallmark for Online Jewellery Shoppers
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Edinburgh Assay Office launch the world's first digital hallmark for jewellery. ... It is a legal requirement that all gold, silver, platinum and palladium jewellery sold ...
Ancient and modern: Edinburgh Assay Office goes online
EDINBURGH Assay Office, which has been stamping hallmarks on to jewellery ... Online retailers including Clogau Gold, Links of London, Monica Vinader and ...
Platinum hallmarking figures increase by 6.8%
Hallmarking enjoyed one of its most positive months in recent times with the total...
Jewellers fined in UK's largest hallmarking seize
Mahalingham have been ordered to pay fines of more than £9800 after admitting to violating the Hallmarking Act 1973 at Richmond Magistrates Court.
Birmingham Hosts Standards & Security Seminar for Local Trade
Michael Allchin, the assay master at the Birmingham Assay Office, highlighted the legal requirements for the correct hallmarking of gold jewelry, ...
The new gold jewellery consumer
Similarly, gold hallmarking in the UK fell each month in 2011, with a total of 4.4 ... 18ct gold hallmarking fell 13.2%, while 22ct gold fell by 4.7%.
CIBJO releases Special Report of the Precious Metals
Diamond World Magazine
The issues he noted include "international conventions on hallmarking, chain of custody issues through the distribution pipeline, amendments to precious ...
Birmingham Seminar to Focus on Security, Hallmarking
... work is underway to present a seminar on April 30 in Birmingham, UK, to discussion issues of security, hallmarking and trading in second-hand jewelry.
Hallmarking History: The Duty Mark and Your Jewellery | Harriet ...
Hallmarks have developed and changed over time and can be a fascinating tell tale sign of the unique history a piece of jewellery has. This article takes a look at ...
Retailers warned to be vigilant over bonded gold
Bonded gold items can be marked 925 if they have a sterling silver core. If the gold covers base metal the piece is not allowed to bear any hallmarks. The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) has banned gold marking on items of bonded ...
One week left to enter British hallmarking award
The Touchstone Award will be given to companies or individuals who have helped enforce hallmarking standards. The Birmingham Assay Office ...
Sample of mysterious silver treasure goes on display in Prague ...
They are marked with hallmarks of various other producers. That's about one third of the treasure. Another group consists of raw materials, silver sheets, ...
Cops seize 1 kg gold, arrest one
The city police on Friday arrested a person on charges of involving in illegal sale of gold under the cover of a hallmarking shop.
|Assay office warns on hallmarks following case
The Business Desk
By Ian Briggs - Editor, Yorkshire JEWELLERY traders have been advised to ensure all items comply with the Hallmarking Act after a Yorkshire jewellers stock ...
Jewitt to head British Hallmarking Council
PAST Master Cutler Christopher Jewitt has been appointed chairman of the British Hallmarking Council, the body which governs the activities of the UK's four ...
Gold hallmarking fraud: Jewellers 'liable''
Amid mounting instances of "hallmarked" gold jewellery fraud, the Indian Association of Hallmarking Centres (IAHC) today suggested that the government hold ...
Over 9000 gold hallmarking licenses issued
The government today said it has so far issued over 9000 gold hallmarking licences across the country to protect consumers from unscrupulous jewellers.
Hallmark decision, say TN gold-lovers
With the government passing a law that every piece of gold jewellery sold has to carry hallmarks, buyers need not worry any longer about ...
THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE IS THE FIRST ASSAY OFFICE TO BE ...
A comprehensive audit covered The Assay Office's diverse range of services, which extend far beyond its core business of assaying and hallmarking...
BIS Issues 9005 Licenses for Hallmarking of Gold
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has issued 9005 licenses through December 31, 2011, for the hallmarking of gold jewelry. BIS is encouraging a ...
Purchasers are offered jewelleries not meeting standards in Moskva ...
Piriyev also noted that, these facts, such as offering of unstamped gold, ... It was revealed that, 34% of hallmarks were below the hallmarks on the ...
Hallmarking drops by 37.5% in dismal November
Only palladium 500 and Brittannia silver showed increases in hallmarking figures last month compared to November 2010. ...
Oman, Iraq explore new vistas in relations
Oman Daily Observer
He pointed out that the Omani side presented an executive programme for mutual recognition on precious metals hallmarking, co-operation in standardisation ...
Determination of precious metal content in jewellery hallmarking
Accurate determination is also crucial for fineness determination for the hallmarking of precious metals for jewellery. The precision and accuracy of the ...
No hallmarking centre for silver upsets jewellers
Times of India
CHANDIGARH: Silver is always more in demand as the cheaper cousin of gold, but still has not found itself a hallmarking centre in the northern region of the ...
Gold Council: UK demand falls 15% in Q3
Hallmarking figures in the UK has shown declines across all
carat standards with the exception of 24ct gold. In the context of the present
Power and Allure - A major landmark exhibition
In 1478 the London Assay Office was established
at Goldsmiths' Hall and the story of the hallmarks on gold is told
via a succinct collection of objects and...
valuation of your jewels
THE soaring value of precious metals has prompted the city's 238-year-old
to launch a public valuation service.
to take a call on mandatory gold hallmarking in 3 months ...
The Bill has been hanging fire due to inter-ministerial differences
on the issue of outsourcing the BIS's licencing job to private players.
kickstarts awareness week in Maharashtra
hallmarking is a voluntary act, we want to make people aware in order
to protect themselves from buying impure and low quality jewelleries," BIS ...
Assay office to show off their Silver Collection
will also be giving talks on the history of hallmarking and the office in general.
Visitors will receive refreshments before the visit, and the chance ...
behind the scenes at Birmingham Assay Office
Visitors will be able to see the silver collection, the library, and to hear
about the history of hallmarking and the Birmingham Assay Office. ...
launches to get 20ct hallmark for 2020
If this were to happen without the creation of a UK 20ct hallmark the gold would
be stamped 18ct, thus largely defeating the object of the 2020 marketing ...
struggle in soaring market for precious metals
"One of the hallmarks of the deepest crises of the past
40 years has been a short, sharp retrenchment in the gold price
as investors liquidated investments en masse to cover losses in other markets," said
Derrick. "We have struggled with the recent ...
'Red Tape Challenge' Ends in Support of Hallmarking Scheme
The Birmingham Assay Office announced that hallmarking in
the UK is no longer under political threat following the results of a "Red
Tape Challenge" that demonstrated retailers, manufacturers,
designers and consumers alike see hallmarking as a vital ...
Total hallmarking in the UK fell by almost a quarter (23.9 per cent) in July
from a year ago, according to data from the UK's four Assay Offices. Despite
this drop, platinum hallmarking was unchanged while the number of palladium
items hallmarked ...
to remain after widespread industry support
Hallmarking will not be scrapped following massive support from the industry,
according to the results of the retail section of the Government's Red Tape ...
Gem Industry Growing by 15% Annually
Plus, hallmarking and certifications have transformed the
buying preferences of the younger sectors, who buy jewelry for fashion and
for investments, ...
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