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The home of UK Hallmarking


welcome to the birmingham ASSAY oFFICE

Birmingham Assay Office was founded in 1773 to provide assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metal items (gold, silver, platinum and palladium) as required by the Hallmarking Act.

It has been a centre of expert opinion and independent assessment of jewellery and precious metals for nearly 250 years.

During recent decades it has expanded its services far beyond its statutory assaying and hallmarking duties to include Diamond, Gemstone & Pearl Certification, Jewellery, Watch and Silverware Valuations, non-precious metal testing, product safety and quality assurance testing as well as educational training and consultancy.










Retweet of @Academy1773: ISO IEC 17025:2017 Decision Rule - Are you fully prepared? Our latest one
day intensive training course, led by Dip…
11:29 15/07/2019
One year ago today our Guardian Time Piece went up in the atrium of
the Birmingham Assay Office! The Guardian is a…
02:41 11/07/2019
Today Dippal Manchanda, our Technical Director of AnchorCert Analytical, presented his
latest paper 'Gold Allergy:…
02:41 08/07/2019
On this day in 1773 the first Wardens of the Birmingham Assay Office held
their first meeting at the King's Head In…
02:43 05/07/2019
Congratulations to all of the winners at the UK Jewellery Awards last night!
Great to see so many fantastic achieve…
08:55 04/07/2019
We're looking for a highly motivated and extremely organised Production Administrator to
join our team at the Birmi…
02:27 02/07/2019
Looking forward to being part of this brilliant event tomorrow! We'll be
representing the Birmingham Assay Office o…
02:32 28/06/2019
Retweet of @cricketworldcup: Did you know, Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter produces 40% of the country's jewellery,
including boxing belts, the F…
08:15 26/06/2019
What's your go to hallmark? 🔨 Top to bottom: Hand Mark, Laser
Deep Relief Mark, Laser Light Relief Mark.
10:36 26/06/2019
Retweet of @retailjeweller: Dippal Manchanda to present at the Jewellery Materials Congress @GoldsmithsCo @TheAssayOffice
10:51 21/06/2019


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