Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity


Assay Office Birmingham and its trading divisions are here to help you get a head start and achieve success in 2015. Our current range of independent professional services are listed below.


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If you have items that you need hallmarked or would like to identify one, then please get in touch with us today on 0871 871 6020 or email Hallmark Registration is a straightforward process. We also supply Punches – made on site – for sponsor marks and/or logos as well as laser marking.


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AnchorCert is the only UK based Diamond and Gemstone Certification, Grading and Testing Service which is backed by the professional expertise and experience of Assay Office Birmingham. AnchorCert Diamond and Gemstone Certification is provided by highly qualified Gemmologists and Diamond Graders from its Centre of Excellence in Birmingham. AnchorCert provides independent, expert reports and certification of white diamonds, coloured diamonds, precious gemstones and pearls to the UK jewellery trade and its customers.

To find out more about services provided by AnchorCert, get in touch with us today on 0871 423 7922 or e-mail



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SafeGuard – The UK’s leading Valuation Service, is available from High Street retailers throughout the UK. A SafeGuard valuation is available at an all inclusive fixed price, regardless of the value of the item.

To find out more about how to get your jewellery possessions valued, please contact us on 0871 423 7922 or e-mail



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The Laboratory offers independent expert analysis across a range of sectors. Precious metal analysis is its traditional specialism but The Laboratory has also established expertise in testing costume jewellery, watches, fashion accessories, leather goods, textiles, toys and other consumer goods. The Laboratory has been the subject of considerable ongoing investment in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. This, coupled with innovative new methods and the continuous professional development of all technical personnel, has put The Laboratory at the forefront of analytical technology. A credible, accurate and accredited report from a highly respected, independent organisation such as The Analytical Laboratory at Assay Office Birmingham adds confidence and protects buyers and sellers in many sectors.

To find out more about testing services available from the Analytical Laboratory, please get in touch with us today on 0871 871 6020 or e-mail



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Listed below are all the training courses available for 2015. Please note, Assay Office Birmingham is moving to a new building, therefore only the first half of the year’s course dates has been released.

Understanding Diamonds

Understanding Diamonds

  • Tuesday 10th February 2015
  • Tuesday 10th March 2015
  • Tuesday 14th April 2015
  • Tuesday 12th May 2015
£250 + VAT for per delegate

Understanding Coloured Gemstones

Understanding Coloured Gemstones

  • Tuesday 24th February 2015
  • Monday 16th March 2015
  • Tuesday 21st April 2015
  • Tuesday 19th May 2015
£250 + VAT for per delegate

Understanding Jewellery Valuations

Understanding Jewellery Valuations

  • Monday 9th February 2015
  • Monday 9th March 2015
  • Monday 20th April 2015
£195 + VAT for per delegate

Understanding Watches


  • Wednesday 11th February 2015
  • Wednesday 18th March 2015
  • Wednesday 22nd April 2015
  • Wednesday 20th May 2015
£195 + VAT for per delegate

Understanding Hallmarking

Understanding Hallmarking

  • Wednesday 25th February 2015
  • Wednesday 15th April 2015
£75 + VAT for per delegate

Understanding Antique Jewellery

Understanding Antique Jewellery

  • Tuesday 17th March 2015
  • Tuesday 5th May 2015
£150 + VAT for per delegate

Understanding Consumer Product Safety Compliance

Understanding Consumer Product Safety Compliance

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015
  • Wednesday 13th May 2015
£195 + VAT for per delegate

To find out more information about the training courses and to download a booking form, please follow the link below:

To book your place, call us today on T: 0121 262 1024 or e-mail

Don’t forget, Assay Office Birmingham will be at the Jewellery & Watch Show in Birmingham in February 2015! Come and see us at Hall 17 Stand P50.

Jewellery & Watch Show Birmingham Information




Dippal Manchanda: A Lifetime of Excellence

1st Aug 2023

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World Jewellery Confederation and the Birmingham Assay Office enter into Technical Cooperation Agreement

28th Jun 2023

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AnchorCert Pro: A Comprehensive Solution for Metal Allergy Prevention in Jewellery & Consumer Products

3rd May 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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