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the Trade with Independence and Integrity

Make sure you check out the brand new Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office website to find out all about the latest jewellery, accessories, textiles and leather regulations, read about the huge variety and range of tests on offer, meet the experts behind the testing and request a quotation or get some help with any testing questions you may have. Feeble colour fastness? Afraid of Formaldehyde? The Laboratory has been testing more than just metal for some time and you can now read all about the accessories, textiles and leather testing that goes on in our state of the art laboratory. UKAS accredited testing with fast turnaround times – To find out more make sure you visit the ACCESSORIES, TEXTILES AND LEATHER page The last year has seen the introduction of REACH regulations and with it changes to the laws that affect the use of Nickel, Lead and Cadmium in jewellery articles in Europe. To find out more and view the latest legislation updates visit the LATEST LEGISLATION page and make sure you check out the NICKEL, LEAD and CADMIUM sections too. Have a look at the new MEET THE EXPERTS section, where you will find even more information on a variety of different subjects. Each article has been written by one of the Laboratory’s experts and may well teach you a new thing or two! Got testing queries? Need a quotation? Go to the CONTACT US/REQUEST QUOTE/SUBMIT SAMPLES page. Just fill out the form, click submit and you will automatically send an email directly to The Laboratory. Click on the link and get browsing!



Birmingham Assay Office teams up with Aston University to improve operational efficiency

29th Nov 2022

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Dippal Manchanda Delivers Understanding Plating Course at Inditex Headquarters

10th Oct 2022

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Birmingham Assay Office host Afternoon Teas with an historical twist for Birmingham Heritage week

28th Sep 2022

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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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