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Today at Assay Office Birmingham we had 2 events taking place, an In-House Jewellery Valuation and an Understanding Watches course. VIP Jewellery, Watch & Silverware Valuation Day The jewellery valuation days are extremely popular with customers who require insurance valuations for their precious possessions such as rings, watches, necklaces, bangles, and silverware.

VIP Jewellery Valuation Day Logo

The next jewellery valuation days at Assay Office Birmingham are on the following dates:
  • Tuesday 30th September 2014
  • Tuesday 28th October 2014
  • Tuesday 25th November 2014
  • Tuesday 16th December 2014
If you would like to book an appointment with one of our expert valuers, please go to or call us on 0121 262 1024. The service is charged at £70 pounds per item. Understanding Watches Course Whilst the jewellery valuation event was in full swing, we also had on at the same time the Understanding Watches course, which proved to be a successful day for all of our delegates.

Understanding Watches Delegates on Hallmarking Tour 26082014

This hands-on course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. The one day course will provide an understanding of the technical aspects and benefits of different types of watches, improving confidence when selling. It will also teach basic practical skills which will enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs. The course gives each delegate a chance to handle and study watches closely, and disassemble items using standard basic tools. It also includes a rare opportunity to visit the Hallmarking Operation at Assay Office Birmingham, which is not usually open to the public. The course provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity. The fee for this course is £195 + VAT. You can download a course guide and booking form by clicking on the following link below; If you wish to book a place on a future Understanding Watches course, please call us on 0121 262 1024 or email We look forward to welcoming you to Assay Office Birmingham.




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