Events With Sparkle


We have a vibrant and eclectic programme at AnchorCert Academy, attracting a wide range of events. Some utilise our contemporary spaces, others celebrate our heritage in our more traditional rooms.

All upcoming events are shown here, including our popular Silver Talks, Heritage Events and Training Courses. We will also post any events attended or held by our sister divisions: Birmingham Assay Office, AnchorCert Analytical, AnchorCert Gem Lab and SafeGuard Valuations.

For information about holding an event, exhibition, presentation, recital, party, conference or meeting at the Academy, just call 0121 794 1320 or email for more details. 


Upcoming Events

Birmingham Assay Office to host De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds Synthetic Diamond Detection Course
Birmingham Assay Office, to host De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds Synthetic Diamond Detection Course. De Beers Group’s latest course ‘Synthetic Diamond Detection’, is to be held at the Birmingham Assay Office on Wednesday 9th October 2019. EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE Special reduced price of $600 instead of the normal price of $800 with the code BAO_SDD. Take a deep-dive into a very critical subject. Led by specialists, this 1-day course uses the best research, insight and technology available at De Beers Group, in a mix of theory and practice. COURSE DETAILS One day lab-based course held at Birmingham Assay Office. Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019 Time: 08:45 - 17:00 Price: $600 per person with code BAO_SDD ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must have existing knowledge including an understanding of natural diamond growth and morphology as well as the ability to use standard gemological kit including microscopes.
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The Assay Office Private Silver Collection
James Watt was one of the first Wardens of the Birmingham Assay Office, established in 1773. To celebrate Watt 2019 The Assay Office is opening the doors to its important private collections. Curator Craig O Donnell will deliver a brief talk before inviting visitors to view the impressive array of silver coins and medals from the Soho Mint. Private Assay Office ledgers and books not normally accessible will also be on display. For more information please visit Programme: 11am: Arrival – tea, coffee & biscuits in the impressive Assay Office Foyer 11.15am: Introduction to the Silver Collection from Craig O Donnell 11.35am: Time to browse the Silver Collection and selected archive material at your leisure 12.00noon: Visit ends
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