Make Your Mark 2016


1 November, 2016
Make Your Mark is a completely free tutor–student event open to anyone studying on a UK-based precious-metal-related course (full- or part-time) whether at degree level or on a short adult education or private tutored course.


This year’s Make Your Mark is moving from its regular slot in the Spring, to November and promises to be bigger than ever! The leading event for students on a precious metal related course in the UK will take place at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd November 2016. More details will follow shortly but make sure you save the date in your diary!

Make Your Mark is a completely free tutor–student event open to anyone studying on a UK-based precious-metal-related course (full- or part-time) whether at degree level or on a short adult education or private tutored course.

Led by the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, and supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Centre, the event provides a packed programme of fascinating talks from leading figures in the trade, live demos, careers advice and the opportunity to talk to a wide variety of suppliers and industry organisations, as well as experts from the Goldsmiths’ Company, Assay Office and Goldsmiths’ Centre who will be on hand to offer friendly advice on hallmarking, internships, grants, and training opportunities.

As part of this year’s event, the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is offering all students attending an exclusive Hallmarking Package for free. This unrivalled package comprises of a ten year registration (featuring one of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office’s standard designs) and laser software set-up in preparation for laser hallmarking.  This year, we will be launching the Make Your Mark Awards. Read about this exciting new competition below. 

Make your Mark Awards

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is launching the Make Your Mark Awards, a new design competition that aims to challenge today’s students working in precious metal.

The Awards, which will open in September, will be presented at a special event on Tuesday 1st November 2016, during Make Your Mark. This year’s Benchpeg Awards will also be on display, with winners announced on the night.

“Anyone who sells precious metal jewellery or silverware in the UK is required by law to have their work hallmarked if it is over a certain weight,” explains Dr Robert Organ, Deputy Warden of The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office. “We wanted to celebrate the 700 year old tradition of hallmarking and give newcomers to the industry the opportunity to kick-start their careers, not just with an understanding of their legal obligation, but also with an appreciation of how a hallmark can enhance and add value to their work.”   

There will be two Award categories: Jewellery and Silversmithing, and entry will be open to current students, apprentices and young, recently graduated, designers (within the last three years) of precious-metal-related jewellery or silversmithing courses. Prizes will be awarded to the most artistically convincing design, model or finished piece in which precious metal is used with prominence, and where a London hallmark is part of the design.

Make Your Mark is the leading industry event for students on a precious-metal-related course and is fast-becoming the go-to industry event for students.  The event is now in its third year and the Awards will be the perfect complement to the fantastic range of stands and inspirational talks that are such a huge attraction to those who are just entering the industry. We are delighted to be launching the Awards and look forward to seeing some exciting entries.”

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