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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 than 33% in February, compared with the same period the previous year.

After 9ct gold, the next best performing category was sterling silver, which is up 11.1 per cent year on year. Platinum was flat against last year, whilst palladium articles hallmarked were down 15.3 per cent. Total hallmarking for all precious metals rose 19.2 per cent.

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This is the sixth consecutive month of increases in the total number of articles hallmarked across the four UK Assay Offices. In its statement, the Birmingham Assay Office said: “All good signs for 2014.”

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Michael Northcott

Michael is the editor of Jewellery Focus magazine. He draws from experience at a wide range of B2B magazines, including Management Today, Legal Business, Retail Week and Hotel Owner. Feel free to drop him a line with any stories or feature ideas.

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