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News from May 2015

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SCOTTISH GEMMOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2015

It was a very busy and successful Scottish Gemmological Association Conference which took place at The Peebles Hydro Hotel in Scotland over the May Bank Holiday period. Senior Gemmologist Anu Manchanda, seen here with emminent gemmologist Alan Hodgkinson and his wife Charlotte.  Alan launched his new book at the Conference.  Anu and other fellow gemmologists learned more about how luminescence can benefit gemmologists, how to grade and value emeralds as well as ja…

By admin | May 5th, 2015
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NEW WEBSITE SHOWCASES EXPANDING SERVICES OF ANCHORCERT GEM LAB

A new website (www.anchorcertgemlab.com) showcases the expanding services offered by AnchorCert Gem Lab, a division of Assay Office Birmingham and the UK’s leading laboratory for the testing of diamonds, gemstones and pearls. The AnchorCert Gem Lab is truly independent in its offered services, led by experts in their field. It stands alone as a leading testing and grading centre for diamonds, gemstones and pearls in the UK.The new AnchorCert Gem Lab website provides information and servic…

By admin | May 1st, 2015
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** Chromium VI in Leather Products - Changing Legislation now in place!**

As of May 1st 2015, Chromium is now regulated throughout the EU by the REACH Regulations and all sectors of the supply chain should be aware of the new legislation. The amendment of REACH Annex XVII of (EC) No 1907/2006 regarding Chromium VI compounds in leather articles and articles containing leather parts now restricts Chromium VI content to a very low 3 mg/kg (0.0003%). This is in line with legislation already in place in European nations such as Germany.

By admin | May 1st, 2015
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ASSAY OFFICE BIRMINGHAM SUPPORTS NATIONAL CRAFT AND DESIGN MONTH 2015

It’s May so it must be Craft & Design Month! Assay Office Birmingham is pleased to support National Craft and Design Month. Crafe & Design magazine are starting the month off in style by announcing its 2015 Selected Maker Award Winners, and its 2015 craft&design Selected Maker of the Year. There's lots more going on as well of course, with news about events, exhibitions, open studios and even a rather lovely house waiting for its new owner to discover it. Craft and Design…

By admin | May 1st, 2015
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