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    hahahaha...maybe start a petition?

    hahahaha...maybe start a petition?
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    Just FYI..... the maker's mark is also referred...

    Just FYI..... the maker's mark is also referred to as the sponsor's mark as it can indicate either who made the piece, or who commissioned the piece. As previously mentioned, most jewellery is made...
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    Dear All, Your comments are extremely...

    Dear All,

    Your comments are extremely touching, thank you for your thoughts and good wishes.I'm intending to stay in the trade...I just need to find someone who will have me!! Hopefully I'll be...
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    well it's goodby from me.......

    Well friends....I guess this is the last post.....as right out of the blue I was made redundant this morning! bit of a pi**er so say the least, and regrettably I won't be on line any more to answer...
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    Many businesses do, it's true, but a great many...

    Many businesses do, it's true, but a great many businesses, particularly the larger ones, do not. It's not so much the sofa warehouse mentality more harking back to the times when VAT changed more...
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    The policy is used as there are different methods...

    The policy is used as there are different methods for testing different metals, and in order to speed the process, reduce mistakes and make the whole process more efficient, different metals are...
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    And thank you everyone for all your lovely...

    And thank you everyone for all your lovely comments about us! I will pass these on to all the staff concerned who really appreciate hearing them!
    Happy Monday for lots of people at LAO! :)
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    As with all the assay offices, different metals...

    As with all the assay offices, different metals need to go on different hallnotes, and therefore will be each charged minimum charges and all offices charge on the number of hallnotes as well as...
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    Always happy to have you at London Rob!

    Always happy to have you at London Rob!
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    If the charms are free running, each on their own...

    If the charms are free running, each on their own jump ring, and can easily be removed from the chain by simply sliding them off, then what you have are three separate items - the chain, and two...
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    For general jewellery items we would recommend no...

    For general jewellery items we would recommend no bigger that a 0.75mm high swan neck punch, with the option to laser different sizes. We would recommend laser marking PMC and please try to leave us...
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    Congratulations Anna and welcome to Dave. we wish...

    Congratulations Anna and welcome to Dave. we wish him every success in his new venture and look forward to handling his work!
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    Portugal have a great system of hallmarking, like...

    Portugal have a great system of hallmarking, like ours, and are in the hallmarking convention, so we accept each others marks with the addition of the convention mark to their and our national marks
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    Hi Enigma...yes it is a bit confusing, and TS...

    Hi Enigma...yes it is a bit confusing, and TS advice, who enforce the regulations in the UK, aren't very consistent right now which makes it even harder. I've detailed the latest advice above which...
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    might it be because welfare is subjective, and...

    might it be because welfare is subjective, and yet hallmarking is analytical and measurable? I don't know....
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    If they do not apply the same strict rules then I...

    If they do not apply the same strict rules then I don't believe they can. If they do apply the same strict rules however, then I believe they can.
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    As you know, the hallmarking act only relates to...

    As you know, the hallmarking act only relates to transactions occurring in the UK. Dealing on the internet is a grey area I'm afraid, and regrettably the hallmarking act doesn't specifically cover...
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    Daisy Daisy, just to clarify the question for...

    Daisy Daisy, just to clarify the question for me....you are based in the IOM and are selling goods via the internet to someone in the UK, yes?.....and I take it then that the actual transaction is...
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    The hallmarking services are just the same as...

    The hallmarking services are just the same as usual Pat, as we are not actually hallmarking at our demonstration. There are very strict regulations regarding where you can hallmark, and our demo area...
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    Thank you pearlescence........and there, ajda, is...

    Thank you pearlescence........and there, ajda, is your reply I think!!
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    Yes I can see that's a bit more difficult. I...

    Yes I can see that's a bit more difficult. I suppose in an ideal world the site should have one dealers notice to cover everyone selling on it, just the same as a department store could have one...
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    Hi Alan, Answering questions is part of my...

    Hi Alan,

    Answering questions is part of my job!! hahaha.

    Regarding the dealers notice...displaying online is a bit of a grey area as the Hallmarking act was compiled before the advent of online...
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    so long as we don't come across any clangers we...

    so long as we don't come across any clangers we should be fine!!
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    Yes we can. You just have to be a bit careful...

    Yes we can. You just have to be a bit careful though regarding the charges. We apply the standard hallmark using standard spacing, but if you would like us to apply with wide spaces or to fill a...
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    Just had a chat with the technical team and there...

    Just had a chat with the technical team and there are no charts for the width of marks, only for the height! Apparently this is because there are no set spacing regulations between the marks so each...
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