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    Default Assay required for US?

    I know this is somewhere but I canít find it. Sorry. I usually send pieces already hallmarked but my customer has liked a piece that isnít and probably wonít be this year. I know they donít have to in the US but do I have to if I want to send it there?
    I wonít tell her husband itís an option if it has to be done. I seem to remember not but itís been a long 2 years and I think my brain has atrophied:/

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    Hi Caroline,

    I've checked with the Birmingham Assay Office and, they have said "it needs a hallmark, as its being sold from here and the transaction to pay for it happens here, but posted to the US. "

    I've posted my reply in case others have the same query.
    Jules

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    Thanks Jules for going to the bother . Oh well it’ll be earrings then after all this palaver!

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    Its a great shame. Then again they might be willing to wait for it to be hallmarked?
    Jules

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    are they above the qualifying weight ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petal View Post
    Its a great shame. Then again they might be willing to wait for it to be hallmarked?
    Don’t start me about the whole palaver Jules, it’s been nightly emails for more than a week! It’ll end up being a pr of earrings which given the time spent will be a loss

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    Its so difficult with emails, I'd much rather phone someone and have a chat than send emails back and forth!
    Jules

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    Yes well over I’m afraid. I don’t have enough pieces to merit an assay visit and I don’t intend to make anymore this year unless a few underweight earrings. I’d got it into my fuzzy head that because the US didn’t hallmark it might be ok .All info firmly implanted in my brain now

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    For professional people he doesn’t follow instruction well.I’ve even been through my recent post to try and see if she has liked pieces. So had he unfortunately and all were sold, one 10 years ago! I have been extremely accommodating and patient but the hours spent have been extreme

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    Sounds like your customer means you need to have everything in writing for your own sake.
    Yes re Hallmark. The contract of sale is made in this country therefore made under UK law.
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