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AnchorCert Analytical News

Is your neck on the block?

Whether it’s a necklet or necklace, failure to comply with Cadmium regulations could mean it’s your neck on the block… 90% Cadmium found in high street retailer’s necklace – are you compliant?  This month, RAPEX, the EU Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products, published a post stating that a well-known and popular multi-national high street retailer had been caught out by a necklace containing up to 90% Cadmium by weight. To put this into perspe…

By admin | May 31st, 2016
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Know all you need to about Nickel?

Whether it’s a piece of jewellery, an item of clothing or a handbag, if the item is releasing nickel, it can present a serious risk to consumer health and safety.  Nickel sensitisation is a particularly nasty allergic reaction; it can flare up in angry, sore rashes, develop lesions and require medical attention in extreme cases.  And once you’re sensitised, you’re sensitised for life. So when it comes to nickel or its compounds, it’s a case of once bitten, alw…

By admin | May 19th, 2016
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Easter Closing Dates

Assay Office Birmingham and its divisions AnchorCert Analytical, AnchorCert Gem Lab, AnchorCert Academy and SafeGuard Jewellery Valuations  will be CLOSED for business from  4pm Thursday 24th March 2016 And will re-open at 8:30am on Tuesday 29th March 2016. Wishing all our customers a Happy Easter Break!

By admin | Mar 24th, 2016
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New restrictions further limiting the amount of Lead in consumer items come into force on 1st June 2016. AnchorCert Analytical is UKAS accredited to test for lead content. And we offer two solutions for your business. A full test or our unique Quick Lead test, which means that we can issue reports in just 5 working days.

By admin | Jan 27th, 2016
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Jewellery Packaging Boxes - the most common tarnishing accelerants of jewellery articles

2nd Feb 2023

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The Assay Offices of the UK announce King Charles III Coronation commemorative hallmark

30th Jan 2023

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Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council FINAL CALL for entries and KEY DIARY DATES

5th Jan 2023

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British Hallmarking Council and National Association of Jewellers announce the HALO Award for online promotion of the hallmark.

30th Jun 2022

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25th Sep 2018

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City of Wolverhampton wins Touchstone Award 2018

8th Jun 2018

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