Bonded gold in the UK

Guidance on the description, hallmarking and marking of bonded gold in the UK.


Bonded gold in the UK


Clarification of the term ‘bonded gold’ following a Trading Standards query. The British Hallmarking Council, including members of the 4 assay offices, met on Monday 2 April 2012. Their conclusions on the description and marking of bonded gold in relation to the Hallmarking Act 1973 are in this document.

Published 12 July 2013
Last updated 17 November 2014 + show all updates
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