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Hallmarking down 11% in May as all metals suffer

Hallmarking down 11% in May as all metals suffer

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for May 2018 show a decrease in items assayed across all metals compared to the same period in 2017.  Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in May 2018 was down by 11.3% compared to last year. The amount of articles hallmarked dipped for

Hallmarking down 3% in April 2018 as silver takes hit

Figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for April 2018 show a decrease in items hallmarked compared to the same period last year. Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in April 2018 was down by 3%. Gold and platinum actually posted double digit growth of 12.1% and 10.9% respectively, but the number

WJN launches Birmingham International Women’s Day event after London sells out

The Women’s Jewellery Network has announced a second social event to mark International Women’s Day 2018 after the London edition sold out within three days. Taking place at the Assay Office Birmingham on March 8 2018, the second event is open to women and men working in the jewellery industry, offering networking and inspiring talks

AnchorCert Group names new CEO and assay master

The AnchorCert Group has announced the appointment of Doug Henry MBA as its new chief executive and assay master. Henry, who is currently joint CEO following the announcement that Stella Layton will be stepping down for her position, will commence his new appointment as the company’s 14th Assay Master on Monday April 3 2017. Henry

Marion Wilson, Director, AnchorCert Academy, Assay Office Birmingham

As an Assay Office employee, staunch Brummie and member of the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust, I could not have chosen anywhere other than the centre of the JQ, St Paul’s churchyard, for my photo shoot,” says Marion Wilson, who was appointed director of the new AnchorCert Academy last year. Indeed, Assay Office Birmingham’s status as

Steven Spielberg transforms Birmingham Jewellery Quarter into ‘futuristic America’

Several roads around Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter are set to close over the next two days to make way for a major filming production directed by Steven Spielberg. The closures – which begin at 7am tomorrow and last until 6am the following day – will see the streets of the Jewellery Quarter kitted up to resemble

AOB raises over £8,600 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

Assay Office Birmingham has raised over £8,600 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity through the building of its new headquarters in the Jewellery Quarter. Working with local businesses and long-time customers, Assay Office Birmingham launched a ‘sponsored brick’ initiative during the building of its new headquarters, with 12 businesses funding feature bricks to become part of

Hallmarking dips by 1.0% in Q1 2016 report

Figures compiled by the Birmingham Assay Office show hallmarking fell by 1.0% in Q1 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. While platinum and gold saw gains of 10.4% and 2.6% respectively, silver dipped by 5.0% and palladium by 18.0%. The full results can be seen below…  UK hallmarking figures Q1 2016 vs Q1

Hallmarking up 5.4% in a positive March 2016

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for March 2016 show an increase in the total number of items assayed compared to the same period in 2015.  The total number of articles hallmarked across the four UK Assay Offices in March increased by 5.4% compared to the same month in 2015 with a total of

First 3D printed jewellery insurance claim service launched in the UK

The world’s first 3D printed jewellery insurance claim service has been launched in the UK. SBS Insurance Services has collaborated with Birmingham City University’s Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre, Cooksongold and The Assay Office Birmingham to successfully replace a range of bespoke items through the use of 3D printing technology, much to the delight of the

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