HALLMARKING VOLUMES CONTINUE TO FEEL THE EFFECT OF HIGH PRECIOUS METAL PRICES THROUGHOUT 2011 The total number of untis hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in the year totalled 10,681,714 compared to 14,841,840 in 2012, a reduction of 26.8%. All categories of metal have been affected with Gold down 24.1%, Silver down 29.4%, Platinum down 10.3% and Palladium down 6.7%. For the third year running more silver articles were hallmarked than gold, but the increase in the price of silver thro…
On Friday 27th January the Birmingham Assay Office held theirÂ Annual Hallmarking Review at The School of Jewellery in the Jewellery Quarter.Â Chief Executive, Michael Allchin, gave an overview of the jewellery industry from the last 12 months entitled 'Making Sense of 2011'. This annual event has become a 'must see' for many of our customers. We had a great turn out at The School of Jewellery and we hope all those who attended enjoyed the presentation.
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