Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

IS YOUR BLING THE REAL THING ? – HALF TERM FUN AND FACTS AT THINKTANK SCIENCE MUSEUM Anatomy of a hallmark screen Come along to Thinktank Birmingham tomorrow to our half-term  Meet the Experts event. Sally Hoban (Heritage & Training Officer) and, Penny Parkes (Marketing Manager) will provide a day of interactive demonstrations and activities aimed at teaching people of all ages and especially young children more about Hallmarking and why it is so important in protecting consumers when buying precious metals and jewellery. IMG_1955 Sally says: “We will set up our stand by the entrance to the new We Made It Gallery and look to present visitors with a challenge. Their first task is to try to pick out by look and touch alone any gold and silver articles in a large pile of costume jewellery. The next stage of the challenge is to crack the Hallmark code and date several pieces of silver from our own collection. With the help of some large magnifying glasses our young visitors in particular can take great delight in finding the Hallmarks on the pieces, working out the date letters and looking them up on an interactive screen. meettheexpertsbooklets We will be showcasing our latest APP called Help with Hallmarks.  You will easily be able to work out the age of a piece of jewellery or silverware.  The APP is available now on both the iPhone APP store and Google Play. Birmingham-Day--Penny-Parkes-from-Birmingham-Assay-Office-shows-the-Offices-new-Help-With-Hallmarks-app-6221998

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

 

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