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News from May 2015

DON'T FALL FOUL OF THE HALLMARKING LAW - REGISTER WITH US TODAY

Recently in the news, there have been some high profile cases where jewellers have received heavy fines for not legitimately ensuring that all jewellery items are hallmarked by an Assay Office. Assay Office Birmingham would therefore like to take the opportunity to remind all jewellers and traders working in the precious metals industry about the importance of registering for hallmarking, obtaining a sponsor's mark and complying with the law. The power of Trading Standards officers Und…

By admin | May 29th, 2015
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A TESTING TIME FROM ANCHORCERT ANALYTICAL BUT IT COULD BE WORTH YOUR WHILE!

Here’s your chance to win a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne (the one with the Anchor on!) courtesy of AnchorCert Analytical to celebrate the start of Summer. For your chance to win this fantastic prize, all you need to do is correctly answer the following 3 questions…… Under REACH, what is the new Chromium VI limit for leather? What does RoHS stand for? What is the average lead time for Quick Nickel tests? BIG HINT: All answers can be found on our new website ww…

By admin | May 28th, 2015
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SCHOOL OF JEWELLERY TO LAUNCH MA IN INNOVATIVE METAL MANUFACTURING

‘Innovative Metal Manufacturing Technologies for Industry’ MA will be launched at Birmingham City University School of Jewellery this September. Designed to fill a gap in metal manufacturing industry related education requirements, the course is aimed at students wishing to gain industry relevant proficiency in materials, technologies, industry standards and planning abilities. The course helps students develop a cultural level and planning ability suitable for an entrepreneurial…

By admin | May 27th, 2015
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DANGEROUS JEWELLERY REMOVED FROM EU MARKET PLACE AND RECALLED FROM END USERS

RAPEX, the EU Rapid alert system for dangerous non-food consumer products, has recently revealed a number of jewellery items that were withdrawn from the EU marketplace and in one particular case recalled from end users as they did not comply with the Reach Regulations concerning Nickel Release and Lead and Cadmium content.

Items withdrawn over the last month include earrings, necklaces and hair accessories. Three items withdrawn contained Cadmium and Lead in excess of over 1570 x the legal limit.

By admin | May 22nd, 2015
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