In a glittering ceremony held at Grant Hotel, Birmingham, on July 27th, the Birmingham Assay Office marked its 250 years in existence. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to none other than Dippal Manchanda, the Technical Director and Chief Assayer of the Birmingham Assay Office, for his exceptional services to the jewellery and precious metals industry.
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and The Birmingham Assay Office have announced a significant new partnership, establishing a framework for technical cooperation between the two organisations aimed at enhancing the global jewellery industry
Metal-induced skin allergies, particularly Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD), are a growing concern for consumers worldwide. The AnchorCert Pro Research Project developed a comprehensive testing methodology to accurately identify products that minimise the risk of metal-induced skin allergies and provide enhanced consumer protection.
This report aims to identify the gaps between EN 1811:2023 and the conflicting national standards when it comes to the latest reference test method for the release of nickel from articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.
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