Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

Places are selling fast on this month's Understanding Hallmarking training course, which is taking place on Wednesday 25th February. The course offers delegates one of the final opportunities to visit the historic Assay Office Birmingham building before we move to a brand new purpose built building in the Summer.



The Assay Office Experience

This half-day event gives you the chance to go behind the scenes of the Hallmarking floor, which is not open to the general public. During a special guided tour, you will see how Hallmarks are applied to precious metal items and jewellery and have the chance to have a go at Hallmarking. The event is ideal for those working in the jewellery or precious metal trades, collectors, and members of the public who would like to learn more about Hallmarking, including the history of Hallmarking in the UK and current legislation. The event provides three hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.


The course allows you to:

  • Tour the Hallmarking floor and the opportunity to have a go at Hallmarking
  • Learn all about the history of Hallmarking in the UK
  • Gain an overview of the Hallmarking Act and current legislation
  • Understand Hallmarks
  • Find out more about testing methods used in the Hallmarking process - XRF, cupellation and titration
  • View methods used to apply Hallmarks (Hand, Press and Laser Hallmarking)
  • Look at Tooling and Hallmarking Punches
  • Find out about other Hallmarks recognised in the UK - Convention Hallmarks
  • View Mixed Metal Hallmarking

The course costs £75 + VAT.

If you do require any further information, please get in touch with us on T: 0121 262 1024 or E:

Assay Office Birmingham looks forward to welcoming you soon.




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