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MEET THE EXPERTS: KEEPING THE CHILDREN SAFE

New EU rules about which chemicals can be used in toy jewellery or kids’ pieces cannot be ignored. We asked the Birmingham Assay Office’s Michelle Cartwright to talk us through the issues. Product safety is becoming increasingly regulated within the EU and thus having a significant impact on the jewellery and watch industry. The burden is felt particularly heavily in the case of children’s jewellery which tends to sell for a lower price, partly due to its smaller size and a…

By admin | Sep 10th, 2013
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UNDERSTANDING PRODUCT SAFETY FOR FASHION ACCESSORIES

    The course began with an invaluable overview of the current market for precious and non precious metals and accessories before focusing on Nickel, Lead and Cadmium, including why each metal is harmful and the current testing regulations.   The course also covered the range of testing available at The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office, how to request tests and how to complete specific test forms.    The course was delivered by industry expert…

By admin | Jun 27th, 2013
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COSTUME JEWELLERY REVIEW 2013 - OPTIMISM & OPPORTUNITY

Michael Allchin, Chief Executive & Assay Master, gave a presentation entitled ‘OPPORTUNITY & OPTIMISM’  which helped put last years trading into perspective for the industry and looked at future trends. The new Reach & ROHS 2 Regulations were also discussed in depth which helped flag up other issues that could affect the UK jewellery and fashion accessories sectors. [caption id="attachment_4702" align="aligncenter" width="431"] Michael Revealed w…

By admin | Mar 1st, 2013
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COSTUME JEWELLERY AND FASHION ACCESSORIES ANNUAL REVIEW

Michael Allchin, (Chief Executive of The Birmingham Assay Office) will deliver this year's presentation.[/caption] Last year’s attendees, all regular customers of The Laboratory, appreciated the analysis of what is driving growth in the fashion jewellery and accessory market and an update on the implications of forthcoming legislation.  They were also clamouring for more technical information and this year’s presentation promises to deliver that too.

By admin | Feb 13th, 2013
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