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News from January 2012

ANNUAL HALLMARKING REVIEW

On Friday 27th January the Birmingham Assay Office held their Annual Hallmarking Review at The School of Jewellery in the Jewellery Quarter. Chief Executive, Michael Allchin, gave an overview of the jewellery industry from the last 12 months entitled 'Making Sense of 2011'. This annual event has become a 'must see' for many of our customers. We had a great turn out at The School of Jewellery and we hope all those who attended enjoyed the presentation.

By admin | Jan 31st, 2012
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BEAUTY ALWAYS LASTS

This week’s treasure from The Birmingham Assay Office collection is an exquisitely designed and illustrated catalogue from Hamilton & Co, a jewellery business that was based in Regent Street in London. The quotation you can see here is taken from the front cover of the catalogue and it derives originally from a poem by Keats: ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness’. The catalogue is advertising ‘rich and rare gems and jewe…

By admin | Jan 26th, 2012
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THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE AND ANCHORCERT GEMMOLOGICAL SERVICES VISIT THE THIRD ANTWERP DIAMOND TRADE FAIR 29-31 January 2012

For three days, from 29-31 January 2012, the Bourse trading halls of the 105-year-old Antwerp Diamond Bourse and the even older Antwerp Diamond Club will host the third edition of this by invitation-only diamond trade fair. Held at the heart of the world's most famous diamond centre, this prestigious fair offers visitors an unprecedented array of business opportunities, such as finding new stone sources and forging new contacts.  Buyers will find that the products on offer are very competi…

By admin | Jan 26th, 2012
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URGENT QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE SPECIAL OFFER

2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1* Diamond Jubilee Hallmark Promotional Packs! Receive 12 tent card, 50 mini show strips and 100 product booklets for half the price! Create maximum impact and awareness at the point of sale. Order now from The Birmingham Assay Office: The Birmingham Assay Office PO BOX 151, Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1SB. Tel: 0871 871 6020 Fax: 0121 236 9487 Email: Gem@theassayoffice.co.uk www.theassayoffice.co.uk *Normal Price - £10 Per Pack

By admin | Jan 25th, 2012
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