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Coming up on Wednesday 1st October is the latest edition of the Understanding Hallmarking training course. This course offers delegates a unique opportunity to visit the historic Assay Office Birmingham building before we move into new premises in 2015.

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The Assay Office Experience This half-day event gives you the chance to go behind the scenes of the Hallmarking floor, which is not open to the general public. During a special guided tour, you will see how Hallmarks are applied to precious metal items and jewellery and have the chance to ‘have a go’ at Hallmarking. The event is ideal for those working in the jewellery or precious metal trades, collectors, and members of the public who would like to learn more about Hallmarking, including the history of Hallmarking in the UK and current legislation. The event provides three hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

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The course allows you to: • Tour the Hallmarking floor and the opportunity to ‘have a go’ at Hallmarking • Learn all about the history of Hallmarking in the UK • Gain an overview of the Hallmarking Act and current legislation • Understand Hallmarks • Find out more about testing methods used in the Hallmarking process - XRF, cupellation and titration • View methods used to apply Hallmarks (Hand, Press and Laser Hallmarking) • Look at Tooling and Hallmarking Punches • Find out about other Hallmarks recognised in the UK - Convention Hallmarks • View Mixed Metal Hallmarking The course costs £75 + VAT.  You can download a course guide and booking form by clicking on the link below; http://www.theassayoffice.co.uk/understanding_hallmarking.html To book a place on the Understanding Hallmarking course, call 0121 262 1024 or email gem@theassayoffice.co.uk.

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