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AnchorCert Group launches new website to support education division

AnchorCert Group launches new website to support education division

The AnchorCert Group continues to invest heavily in its training and education division, this week launching a new website to support the AnchorCert Academy. The Academy is a physical part of the Group’s Moreton Street premises, which also houses Birmingham Assay Office, offering a range of contemporary and heritage spaces for hire to the trade

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

Nickel Institute calls on AnchorCert Group to share expertise stateside

The Nickel Institute invited a delegate from the AnchorCert Group to present, on behalf of The World Jewellery Confederation, at a Chicago conference. AnchorCert Analytical is globally recognised for its expertise in the field of precious metals testing. The consumer product testing laboratory in particular is renowned for its knowledge with regards to the substance

New AnchorCert Academy courses tackle industry challenges

AnchorCert Academy, the industry-facing arm of Assay Office Birmingham, will welcome a host of diamond, gemology and watch experts to lead its new range of one-day courses. Launched earlier this year, the ‘Exposed’ courses tackle current industry challenges, from customised and counterfeit watches, to identifying gemstone treatments and laboratory-grown diamonds. Gemologists Claire Connelly and Gwyn

Applications open for 2016 Touchstone Award

The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) has opened applications for the 2016 Touchstone Award. Awarded every year since its launch in 2012, the Touchstone Award is funded by the UK’s four Assay Offices – the Goldsmiths’ Company in London, Assay Office Birmingham, Sheffield Assay Office and Edinburgh Assay Office. The Touchstone Award was established to encourage

AnchorCert Academy unveils new courses for 2016

Assay Office Birmingham’s AnchorCert Academy has unveiled brand new courses for 2016 to meet the changing needs and challenges of the UK jewellery industry. Booking is now open for AnochorCert Academy’s new ‘Exposed’ range of hands-on, one-day courses, which tackle big industry challenges while meeting the needs of delegates working within jewellery and watch retail,

FEATURE: The diamond labs failing the industry

With diamond grading not only varying from lab to lab, but from person to person, levels of consistency are dangerously low. Stacey Hailes investigates the impact. If you happened to have been sat in the audience at the CMJ’s UK Jewellery Conference last month, you would have heard Stella Layton describe the over grading of

AOB to host evening on Responsibility in Fine Jewellery Consumption

The new AnchorCert Academy space at Assay Office Birmingham will host an evening of topical industry discussion on November 11, titled Responsibility in Fine Jewellery Consumption. A presentation, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and delivered by Coventry University’s Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), will share recent research findings focused on

AnchorCert Academy offers 10% discount on courses in September

AnchorCert Academy – the training, events and conferencing division of Assay Office Birmingham – has announced a 10% discount on selected training courses, all of which will be delivered from the new premises on 1 Moreton Street, in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. The discount has been added to celebrate the move to a