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UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS WITH STROUD AUCTIONEERS

Today we welcomed two delegates from Stroud Auctioneers, Gloucestershire onto our Understanding Diamonds Course. Nick and Alexandra Bowkett joined us at Assay Office Birmingham to take part in this practical course with tutor Marie Chalmers and are also joining us again next month to learn all about Coloured Stones. If you would like to increase your knowledge of Diamonds and Gemstones get in touch with Assay Office Birmingham today to find out more about our Education & Training Cou…

By admin | Jun 24th, 2014
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FRENCH VISITORS TO THE ASSAY OFFICE BIRMINGHAM

  Birmingham Assay Office were joined by a group of French jewellery business owners and enthusiasts all the way from Lyon this morning. After visiting Perry Beeches II the group travelled just across the road to enjoy a brief overview of the Assay Office Birmingham from Chief Executive and Assay Master, Michael Allchin before being taken on a tour of the hallmarking floor by Kathy MacMillen, Hallmarking Operations Manager.   After having a go at hallmarking the group took…

By admin | Jan 31st, 2014
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MEET THE EXPERTS: CUTTING REMARKS

Consumers are growing increasingly educated about the authenticity of precious stones and metals in jewellery. Here, ANU MANCHANDA takes us through the Birmingham Assay Office’s certification process. Diamond certification is a hot topic. Demand is being driven by internet sales and research and the consumer’s perceived increase in knowledge as they try to assess one potential purchase against another based on ‘quality’ as opposed to the straightforward visual appeal of the stone. …

By admin | Dec 18th, 2013
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ANCHORCERT GEM LAB OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE TRADE

Gemmologists from the AnchorCert Gemmological Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office welcomed members of the Jewellery Trade to the first AnchorCert Open Day.   A steady stream of retailers, valuers, diamond ring manufacturers, gemmologists, journalists and members of the British Jewellers’ Association were able to tour the AnchorCert Gem Lab and gain a better understanding of the expertise and highly sophisticated technology which is now required to identify treatments and synthetic …

By admin | Nov 1st, 2013
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