What does the offshore hallmark mean for the jewellery industry?

The British Hallmarking Council formally announced its new offshore hallmarking policy, requiring all jewellery struck by UK assay offices’ overseas operations to be stamped with an unique mark. What it means for the future of hallmarking is up for debate. By ALESSANDRO CARRARA

“We were extremely happy when the British Hallmarking Council (BHC) finally, after a great deal of pushing and shoving from all sides, agreed that jewellery pieces hallmarked overseas should have a different mark to the ones we strike domestically,” says John Langford, director of Braybrook and Britten, triumphantly.

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