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FUN & GAMES AT THE PHOTOSHOOT

  Sophie Davies - Young Star in the making![/caption] For more information on these tests T: 0871 871 6020 or email: testing@theassayoffice.co.uk. You can also find out more at The Jewellery & Watch Show 2-6 February, NEC Birmingham. Visit us in Hall 17 Stand P60. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="317"]

By admin | Jan 17th, 2014
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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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ORGANIC LAB – UPDATE

By admin | Jul 31st, 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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