Sell Asian Gold
The Birmingham Gold Company as well-established gold buyers, buy all types of Asian, Indian & foreign jewellery & gold. When you want to sell Asian Gold ie Indian Pakistani or foreign gold ie non-Uk hallmarked gold we offer excellent gold prices especially for jewellery
NB As at 01/02/2023 We are limiting the purchase of asian gold, due to industry advice, with a lot of this type gold falling below carat. If you have more than £7500 worth of gold then please phone first before making an appointment or visiting.
There are many places in the uk that pay out less than they should when you sell asian gold to them. Some have been known to pay only the value of 9 carat Gold for asian gold which can be anywhere from 19-24 carat
We buy all types of Asian and foreign gold including gold bangles, gold necklaces, gold wedding gifts, chains, rings and earrings, used or new and from the Uk or India pakistan and the UAE.
As not all Asian Gold is Hallmarked fully or at all so we will fully test all un-hallmarked gold right in-front of you it's a simple process that only takes a couple of minutes. When you Sell Asian Gold without hallmarks, be sure to have it tested correctly or you could lose hundreds of pounds. Sometimes asian gold consists of 18-21k with a fine covering of 22ct. The Uk hallmark is a rigorous test. It is a scientific test and a UK assay hallmark means that every inch of the item meets the quality of the given hallmark. Call us to sell asian gold for what we believe to be the best price available in theUK on 0121 448 0488 or just call in For more information about Trading Standards raids on Uk jewellers selling unhallmarked Asian gold and why, if you buy UK unhallmarked jewellery whether here or abroad you run the risk of getting a less purity/carat of gold than you thought...
This quote about buying and selling asian gold from the above link says it all
Michael Allchin, Assay Master of the Birmingham Assay Office, highlighted the legal requirements for the correct hallmarking of gold jewellery, in particular the issues relating to 22carat gold. "Recent Trading Standards initiatives have exposed an element of rogue traders who are selling jewellery that is not hallmarked and is not always 22ct gold. It is important for the bona fide traders and their customers to ensure their jewellery is hallmarked, which will in turn drive out the businesses which are not playing by the rules", he said.
Sell Asian Gold - We Buy all Types of Asian and Foreign Gold. Best Gold prices
When you want to sell Asian ie Indian Pakistani or foreign gold ie non-Uk hallmarked gold we offer prices second to none in the marketplace . Asian gold may be
18 carat 18k or 750
22 carat - 22k or 916
21 carat - 21k or 875
24 carat - 24k, 990 or 999
We buy all types of Asian and foreign gold including gold bangles, gold necklaces, gold wedding gifts, chains, rings and earrings, used or new and from the Uk or India pakistan and the UAE
Not all Asian Gold is Hallmarked, we will fully test all un-hallmarked gold right in-front of you it's a simple process that only takes a couple of minutes.
When you Sell Asian Gold without hallmarks, be sure to have it tested correctly or you could lose hundreds of pounds. Sometimes asian gold consists of 18-21k with a fine covering of 22ct. Whatever the consistency of the gold you are selling please remember that it is our duty to test your items to make sure you are getting the right price for your items.
The Uk hallmark is a rigorous test. It is a scientific test and a UK assay hallmark means that every inch of the item meets the quality of the given hallmark. Call us to sell asian gold for what we believe to be the best price available in theUK on 0121 448 0488 or just call in Visist our home page to find out a price for your items Click here
Birmingham Gold Co -- News about Asian Gold
Asian jewellers in the Uk and overseaqs often sell gold items below the carat identified on the ring or item. In addition many do not even bother to get items hallmarked. As the Uk hallmark protects the Uk consumer buying this itype of jewellery ie without assay marks is ill-advised. The Uk assay mark guarantees the purity of gold in an item So beware.
Article from from wandsworth Council Mar / 2012
UK’s biggest unhallmarked gold seizure
Release date: Friday 27th April 12
Two jewellery company directors have been taken to court following one of the largest seizures of unhallmarked gold jewellery made by Trading Standards officers in the UK.
Wandsworth Council launched a prosecution after officers discovered nearly 6,000 items of unhallmarked gold jewellery, worth about £750,000, during an inspection of Rathy Jewellers in Tooting. On Tuesday (April 24), Tharshika Jewellers Ltd director Arunan Sivagnanalingham of Kaye Don Way , in Weybridge, Surrey, and former director Rajtharan Mahalingham of Fairview Crescent , Harrow , were ordered to pay a total of £9,860 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to charges under the Hallmarking Act 1973 at Richmond Magistrates' Court. Sivagnanalingham and Mahalingham had ignored a warning issued by Trading Standards officers based at the council last April to ensure all jewellery on sale is hallmarked.
When officers, along with a representative the Sheffield Assay Office, inspected the Upper Tooting Road shop in June, they found that a large quantity of unhallmarked gold jewellery was still being displayed in glass cabinets. About 6,000 items were immediately seized in a huge council-led operation and sent to the Sheffield Assay Office for testing and hallmarking. Wandsworth's chief trading standards officer, Christopher Roe, said: "We believe this to have been one of the largest seizures of unhallmarked gold jewellery made by Trading Standards officers in the UK and is the second high profile prosecution for unhallmarked jewellery in Wandsworth this year.
"Hallmarking dates back to 1300 and represents the oldest form of consumer protection in the United Kingdom. "It is impossible for customers to tell the precious metal content of a metal by touch, feel or colour and hallmarking gives a visible confirmation of the content. "The hallmark is applied by regulated assay offices, which are independent of the trade. This independence ensures that the hallmark acts as a trusted guarantee for both the consumer and the trade and it is essential that the legislation is fully complied with."
Ashley Carson, Sheffield Assay Master, added: "It is vital for the integrity of the entire industry that every single item put up for sale by a jeweller is hallmarked by their Assay Office. "Our hallmarking system in the UK is the envy of many other nations, and provides customers with the knowledge that the item they are buying is genuine.
"We hope that this case acts as a warning to others, and ensures that any other traders will not take the same risks and make the same mistakes in the future."
Tharshika Jewellers Ltd, which traded as Rathy Jewellers, was fined £3000 for five offences under the Hallmarking Act 1973 and ordered to pay £2000 costs, plus a £15 victim surcharge. Mahalingham pleaded guilty to two charges and was fined £1300. In addition, he was told to pay £2000 costs, plus a £15 victim surcharge. Sivagnanalingham also pleaded guilty to two charges and was fined £400 and ordered to pay £1,115 costs, plus a £15 surcharge.
It is an offence under the Hallmarking Act 1973 for any person, in the course of trade or business, to describe an unhallmarked article as being wholly or partly made of precious metal(s) or to supply unhallmarked articles to which such a description is applied.
On January 24, 2012, another jeweller in Tooting was fined £800 and ordered to pay £500 towards costs after pleading guilty to five charges of having unhallmarked gold jewellery in his shop. He admitted to the court that he had been fully aware of his responsibilities for hallmarking and had been previously warned about it by Wandsworth Trading Standards.