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Production laws in jewellery making

Many customers aren’t clued up on UK jewellery laws and regulations. One example of this is hallmarking, which can guarantee purity, and independent certification of a diamond can prove that the stone has been graded by an unbiased and professional examination.  Certification When purchasing...

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Environmental

The laws and bans helping to protect the planet

The effects of climate change are evident by simply looking at news headlines. From severe droughts and flash floods to devastating hurricanes and melting glaciers, change is becoming more prevalent across the globe. However, it’s not just global warming that poses a threat to our planet. Issues...

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Consumer Law

Buying and selling houses - new guidance on referral fees

Referral fees are not new - they were around long before the days of the internet. Consumers are probably more familiar with them in the form of affiliate marketing through popular online retailers such as Amazon (who pay a 'referral' fee if a sale comes via a link from another website). Regulators ...

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General Law

Jewellery hallmarks & the law

In the UK, it is perfectly legal to sell jewellery without a hallmark, but, with a very few exceptions, gold, silver, platinum and palladium must all be hallmarked if they are sold as genuine, precious metals.  What exactly is a hallmark? A hallmark is basically a shorthand way of indicating who...

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