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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!



Recognising excellence in Hallmarking Awareness

17th May 2022

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Dippal Manchanda to speak at the Santa Fe Symposium®

12th May 2022

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

6th Apr 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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2nd May 2018

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