The office said the service, which is provided by Solitaire Gem Labs (SGL), will enable its Hallmarking in Transit customers to add a “one-stop, secure diamond certification” to its existing hallmarking service.
The addition of the service will allow importers of precious metal jewellery from outside the UK to have their goods hallmarked and certified at one location, as part of the import process.
Scott Walter, CEO and assay master, said: “The addition of a diamond certification service as part of Hallmarking in Transit offers a practical and cost effective one-stop solution for UK and Europe bound goods.
“This further simplifies the logistics process for importers and provides the flexibility to source product from multiple locations whilst retaining a single logistically efficient route to market.”
The assay office said the process starts with the product being carried to Heathrow by Malca Amit and then tested and hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office while in transit.
The option now exists to have diamond-set product certified by SGL on site, prior to final onward delivery. The product can then be delivered to any UK or international location by Malca Amit.