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BHC introduces new Hallmarking Dealer’s Notice

The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) has introduced a new Hallmarking Dealer’s Notice which is now available and becomes compulsory on 1 May 2020.

The Dealer’s Notice, which must be displayed by all dealers supplying precious metal jewellery, has been updated to add two new marks.

The updated version incorporates a new differentiated hallmark for articles hallmarked outside of the UK by Birmingham Assay Office and a new type 2 standardised CCM mark.

The new version is available as a free download from any of the Assay Office websites,and high quality printed versions are also available. For those requiring large quantities of notices artwork is available for retailers to produce their own signs. A version for online retailers is also now available.

The British Hallmarking Council said: “The BHC’s view is that, although the Hallmarking Act makes no express reference to the internet, it applies to sales of, and other dealings with, articles made of precious metal conducted over the internet and accordingly dealers supplying precious metal articles online should display the Dealer’s Notice on their websites.”

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