Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

The Birmingham Assay Office hit International Jewellery London in purposeful mood this year with innovative new products from all divisions. The AnchorCert Gemstone Weight Estimator and SafeGuard Interactive Training generated huge interest and jewellers have obviously recognised the Diamond Jubilee Hallmark as a potential opportunity for incremental business in 2012. Over 9,000 people visited the shop and the Assay Office tram welcomed many new faces to the stand as well as catching up with long standing customers and colleagues.
?For the fifth consecutive year the seminar programme featured The Great Debate - a joint initiative from Reed Exhibitions and The Birmingham Assay Office. This event aims to promote awareness of social and ethical issues for the jewellery supply chain and to consider ways in which they can be addressed. This year's debate demonstrated some of the genuine progress that has been made in the past five years. Michael Allchin, Chief Executive of The Birmingham Assay Office welcomed guest speakers Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO to introduce the new CIBJO centre of excellence in Antwerp and Catherine Sproule, Chief Operating Officer of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) who gave a positive update on the progress of the RJC. Stephen Webster premiered a film chronicling his visit to the artisanal mines of Peru and the improvements which their involvement with Fairtrade are delivering. Stephen's impassioned introduction left no doubt as to his commitment to making a difference to the lives of these mining communities and the film vividly illustrated these issues. Commenting afterwards Michael Allchin said: "We all recognise there is still a very long way to go but encouraging progress is being made. Our objective in staging The Great Debate has always been to provoke thought and prompt action and we feel that we have once again achieved that goal" Stephen Webster's film 'When All is Gold' can be viewed at: ??



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1st Aug 2023

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World Jewellery Confederation and the Birmingham Assay Office enter into Technical Cooperation Agreement

28th Jun 2023

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AnchorCert Pro: A Comprehensive Solution for Metal Allergy Prevention in Jewellery & Consumer Products

3rd May 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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