Assay office warns on hallmarks following case

JEWELLERY traders have been advised to ensure all items comply with the Hallmarking Act after a Yorkshire jewellers stock was found to not be hallmarked.

Mukhtar Ahmed, owner of Mangla Jewellers in Bradford, was ordered to pay more than £1,700 in fines and costs by Bradford Magistrates court after pleading guilty to eleven offences under the 1973 Act.

The Sheffield Assay Office, along with the West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service, carried out inspections at high street jewellers across Bradford throughout 2009 and ... For the full story register now for free or login below...