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Ever wondered - Why does silver tarnish?

16
Jan
Thursday 16th January 2020

With over 1000 pieces of silver and silver plate in our collection, knowing how to care for our precious items is essential. Here we look at the science behind tarnishing and how to use, store and care for your silver.

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Touchstone Awards 2020 are now open

8
Jan
Wednesday 8th January 2020

Marion Wilson, in the Journal of Trading Standards, wrote the following article about the 2019 Touchstone Award, highlighting the importance of hallmarking for consumer protection.

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Does your jewellery REACH the standard?

12
Dec
Thursday 12th December 2019

The UK Assay Offices processed over 9 million articles of precious metal jewellery in 2018, testing the content of gold, silver, platinum and palladium and applying the appropriate hallmarks. But did you know that there are other legal requirements which jewellery has to meet? 

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What to do if you see someone breaking Hallmarking Law

5
Dec
Thursday 5th December 2019

The British Hallmarking Council, established by Parliament to oversee hallmarking in the UK, has recently released this press release advising people what to do if they become aware of others selling precious metal items without a UK hallmark. 

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