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Central News have been at The Birmingham Assay Office this morning, filming the testing (assaying) and hallmarking of silver jewellery items made by Rev Mary Gilbert, the Vicar of St Paul’s Church, here in the Jewellery Quarter.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="448"]IMG_3613 Rev Mary Gilbert, the Vicar of St Paul’s Church[/caption]

Mary recently registered with The Birmingham Assay Office for hallmarking after completing a jewellery making course at the Midlands Art Centre (MAC) Jewellery Studios.

The studios were refurbished in 2010 following sponsorship by The Birmingham Assay Office.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="448"]MRG Sh40 Mary's sponsors mark is MRG (Mary Rose Gilbert).[/caption]

Look out for Rev Mary Gilbert and The Birmingham Assay Office on Friday 25th October's edition of Central News.

 

Mary Gilbert with Lin Moran
Rev Mary Gilbert with Registration Co-ordinator Lin Moran

 

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="448"]IMG_3586 No pressure Faye!! Faye Grove hallmarks one of Rev Mary Gilbert's silver jewellery pieces[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="448"]IMG_3599 Rev. Mary Gilbert looks on as Faye Hallmarks her silver jewellery[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="448"]IMG_3622 Camera...Lights...Action! Marie Brennan talks Hallmarks to the camera![/caption]

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