How much gold is there in my jewellery?

2 July 2015, London, United Kingdom

Have you ever wondered why we use hallmarks? How do we know how much gold is in our jewellery? Come and find out about the work that the assay office do to determine the composition of the precious metals. See how they use chemical and spectroscopic techniques to check the purity of precious metals and analyse levels of nickel, lead and cadmium to make sure they are within safe limits. Learn about the cutting-edge techniques that they are developing to determine purity of non-precious metals. Come and find out about a different side to chemical analysis.

Start Time - 10:30
End Time - 1230

This event is suitable for students aged 16-18
ChemNet members/non-members/teachers/parents

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ChemNet/Jointly organised with Dave Merry from the Assay Office/Sponsored by We would like to thank the Mayor of London and the Department for Education for their funding of this event through the London Schools Excellence Fund
The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office

The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office, Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN, United Kingdom

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