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AnchorCert Gemmologist, Fanny Raponi, receives the Doug Morgan trophy

The Doug Morgan trophy is awarded each year by the Midland Branch of Gem-A, to acknowledge the finest exam result within the greater Midlands area. The originator, Doug Morgan, was a great gemmologist, former gemmology tutor, lapidary, microscopist, a revered member of the British Microscopical Society, the Russell Society, the UK Facet Cutters' Guild, the British Micromount Society as well as a Fellow of Gem-A.

By admin | Dec 11th, 2019
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Birmingham Assay Office launch new Business Course for Creative Entrepreneurs

Birmingham Assay Office launches a new Business Course for Creative Entrepreneurs

By admin | Dec 10th, 2019
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Online Toxic Jewellery – what really lies beneath?

UK consumers are by far the most active online spenders, with the UK taking 42 per cent of online Christmas spending, compared to 31 per cent in Europe. However, consumers need to be mindful when shopping for their costume jewellery from online retailers outside of the EU, as recent research conducted by The Danish Consumer Council, THINK, revealed that several online platforms were selling costume jewellery containing harmful chemicals. One bracelet that was tested contained 38 per cent cadmium. This is almost 4000 times more cadmium than allowed. Over time, cadmium accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys and bones.

By admin | Nov 26th, 2019
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Birmingham Assay Office help promote career-related learning in primary schools.

Birmingham Assay Office were recently approached by LOUD (Live Out Your Dreams) to produce a short film introducing primary school children to the world of work. The film, produced by Independent films, features 9-year-old Henry from Birmingham. Henry, a massive fan of gems and science, interviewed young professional, Elizabeth Passey, a Gemmologist at AnchorCert Gem Lab, based and part of the Birmingham Assay Office.

By admin | Nov 14th, 2019
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AnchorCert Gemmologist, Fanny Raponi, receives the Doug Morgan trophy

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