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British Hallmarking Council

The official website of the British Hallmarking Council, providing information on Hallmarking Law, a list of BHC members, details of useful publications and links to other useful websites.

The British Hallmarking Council
No 1 Colmore Square
B4 6AA
Tel: 0870 763 1414

Hallmarking Convention

A comprehensive overview of the international hallmarking convention, its members, benefits and marks.

Trading Standards Institute

The Trading Standards Institute is a professional membership association formed in 1881. It represents trading standards professionals in the UK and overseas - in local authorities, the business and consumer sectors and in central government.

It exists to promote and protect the success of a modern vibrant economy, and to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of citizens by enhancing the professionalism of members in support of empowering consumers, encouraging honest business and targeting rogue traders.

The British Jewellers' Association

The British Jewellers' Association is the national trade association which promotes and protects the growth and prosperity of UK jewellery and silverware suppliers. With almost 800 member companies, BJA represents manufacturers, bullion suppliers, casting houses, diamond and gem dealers, designer jewellers, silversmiths, craftsmen and women, equipment suppliers, wholesalers, galleries, internet retailers and traders.

The Jewellery Distributors' Association

The Jewellery Distributors' Association is a non-profit-making trade body, within the British Jewellery, Giftware & Finishing Federation, specialising in supporting the activities of those who wholesale, distribute, import and export precious and fashion jewellery, accessories, watches, clocks and other items to the Jewellery and Allied Trades.

Federation House
10 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6LT
T : 0845 2260523

The London Metal Exchange

Established for over 130 years and located in the heart of The City of London, the London Metal Exchange is the world's premier non-ferrous metals market. It offers futures and options contracts for aluminium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc and lead plus two regional aluminium alloy contracts.

The Exchange provides a transparent forum for all trading activity and as a result helps to project what the price of material will be months and years ahead. This helps the physical industry to plan forward in a world subject to often severe and rapid price movements.

British Dental Association

For information about occupational health services for the dental team, use the search facility on the site to look for mercury screening.

64 Wimpole Street

IAAO - International Association of Assay Offices

Guild of Valuers & Jewellers