Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

Have you visited Assay Office Birmingham's recently launched online Archive Collection yet?

The Heritage Lottery Fund grant enabled Assay Office Birmingham to transfer its paper records onto an electronic catalogue and photograph its wonderful silver collection, thus allowing members of the public an opportunity to view and search through the Library catalogue online. Silverware, coins and Assay Office Birmingham's library collection are all now available on the website.


Why not visit our Assay Archive section  and then go to SEARCH CATALOGUE


You can now also listen to interviews from current and former employees providing a fascinating insight into what life is/was like at a business that was founded in 1773 and has been located in the Jewellery Quarter since 1877.

The Oral History Archive provides an insight into the part the Assay Office has played in the Jewellery Quarter and how hallmarking remains vital to the assurance of quality that has characterised the Birmingham jewellery and metal trades for many years.

To listen to audio clips from current and former members of staff at Assay Office Birmingham, please follow the link below:






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Gap Analysis Report on EN 1811:2023 for the Release of Nickel

24th Apr 2023

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ECHA Proposal on Lead: Impact on the Jewellery and Precious Metal Industry

24th Apr 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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