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SEE INSIDE HALLMARKING OPERATION AT THE ASSAY OFFICE

Understanding Hallmarking will provide a unique opportunity to find out more about Hallmarking, including the history of Hallmarking in the UK, an overview of the Hallmarking Act and current legislation, how to understand a Hallmark, the different testing methods used in the assaying and Hallmarking process (including XRF, cupellation and titration) and the methods used to apply Hallmarks (including hand, press and laser Hallmarking). The Understanding Hallmarking events are part of the A…

By admin | Jan 28th, 2013
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A BRILLIANT BOOST FOR THE UK JEWELLERY INDUSTRY

Giving a brilliant boost to the UK jewellery industry on Christmas Day, the Queen wore the winning Eternal Dove brooch, designed by Ivonna Poplanska for the British Jewellers' Association Diamond Jubilee brooch competition, as she visited Sandringham – the first official outing of the brooch since it was gifted to the Queen earlier in December. Ivonna Poplanska winning designer[/caption] Ivonna Poplanska’s design is inspired by an existing Crown Jewel called the Sceptre with Dove,…

By admin | Dec 30th, 2012
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WHAT LINKS THE ASSAY OFFICE, A COW AND A CAR?

    We Made It features more than 20 interactive exhibits that show how and why Birmingham became known as ‘the workshop of the world’. The journey is illustrated by around 1,200 intriguing objects from Birmingham’s world-renowned manufacturing and natural science collections, and contemporary products made or designed in the city. Visitors will find out what links a car and a cow, what makes treasure like jewellery valuable, why we use certain types of packaging, an…

By admin | Dec 12th, 2012
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ASSAY OFFICE WELCOMES TRADING STANDARDS OFFICERS

By admin | Nov 8th, 2012
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The Birmingham Assay Office welcomes local manufacturer to witness the first commemorative mark struck in Birmingham to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

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The Birmingham Assay Office celebrates twenty-one employees for their long service with a combined total of 360 dedicated years.

27th Oct 2021

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ANCHORCERT ACADEMY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

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City of Wolverhampton wins Touchstone Award 2018

8th Jun 2018

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