A hallmark of the future

The future is here. Well, laser-etching hallmarks into pieces is certainly pretty futuristic, and according to MARIE BRENNAN of the Birmingham Assay Office, it offers a great way to stand out from the crowd.

Changes in the market have driven the Birmingham Assay Office to invest heavily in the technology to apply hallmarks by laser during the past decade. Laser marking is now an established method for applying statutory hallmarks but its potential as a way to differentiate and add value to products is being recognised and exploited by more and more customers.

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