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NEW ASSAY OFFICE BIRMINGHAM BUILDING PROGRESSING WELL

Almost 2 months have passed since we last informed you about how the construction of the new Assay Office Birmingham building was progressing.  So here is our latest update showing you how the building work is coming along. As you can see, the brickwork is starting to take shape.  Keep up the good work bricklayers!

By admin | Oct 27th, 2014
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WESTMINSTER ABBEY SERVICE AND MEMORIAL FOR BIRMINGHAM INDUSTRIALIST MATTHEW BOULTON - FOUNDER OF ASSAY OFFICE BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham’s past and present as a world leader in design and engineering has been celebrated in a service dedicating a memorial to industrial revolution pioneer Matthew Boulton  - founder of Assay Office Birmingham - at Westminster Abbey. Matthew Boulton was born in Birmingham in September 1728, the son of a buckle and button maker. In 1760 he began building the Soho Manufactory in Handsworth. Jewellery, silverware and coins from his workshops were exported across the world. He…

By admin | Oct 21st, 2014
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"A PLACE FOR ART" - ASSAY OFFICE BIRMINGHAM CONTRIBUTE TO RBSA EXHIBITION

Assay Office Birmingham are pleased to be contributing to the current exhibition at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists  gallery in Brook Street, just off St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter.  The Society is celebrating 200 years this year and its current exhibition, “A Place for Art”  chronicles not only its own history but also reflects the changing society in which it has developed. The exhibition explores the history and development of the RBSA from the f…

By admin | Oct 10th, 2014
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WHEN IS A HALLMARK NOT A HALLMARK?

Do you know what marks you should be looking for when studying a hallmark on a piece of jewellery or silverware? The exemption weight is based on the precious metal content only, excluding, for example, weight of diamonds or gemstones, except in the case of articles consisting of precious metal and base metal in which case the exemption weight is based on the total metal weight. Exemption weights: Platinum 0.5 grams Gold 1.0 gram Palladium 1.0 gram Silver 7.78 gram Note: Any p…

By admin | Oct 3rd, 2014
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