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.

Click here to book and pay online

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 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.

Click here to book and pay online

Other Courses available:

Understanding Diamond, Understanding Coloured Gemstones, Understanding Watches, Understanding Jewellery Valuations, Understanding Antique Jewellery, Understanding Product Safety for Fashion Accessories.

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.



Recognising excellence in Hallmarking Awareness

17th May 2022

Learn more

Dippal Manchanda to speak at the Santa Fe Symposium®

12th May 2022

Learn more

TI SENTO - Milano and Mesmeric Distribution announce hallmarking move to The Birmingham Assay Office

6th Apr 2022

Learn more


25th Sep 2018

Learn more

City of Wolverhampton wins Touchstone Award 2018

8th Jun 2018

Learn more


2nd May 2018

Learn more



Your item has been added to the basket

You need to create an account, or login before you can add this item to your basket.