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The Birmingham Assay Office • Hallmarking • Laser Engraving • Testing • Safeguard Valuations • Gem Lab • Educational Services • Heritage Tours •
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP May 22
Our Gem Lab has just launched a new Synthetic Diamond Detection Service using the SYNTHdetect! The device has been designed to quickly and easily ensure the authenticity of any diamonds purchased and is suitable for both mounted jewellery and loose stones.
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP May 17
Yesterday we assayed some 18th Century punches from the Baskerville press! The famous printer & type designer was strongly connected to our founder Matthew Boulton. We showed the Boulton family Bible, printed by Baskerville in 1763.
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP May 14
Check out the brilliant display mark on the British Hallmarking Council Touchstone award. A full day of assessing entries from Trading Standard Authorities has revealed layers of the fraud and consumer detriment that lie behind hallmarking offences.
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP May 14
Congratulations to one of our SafeGuard valuers, Georgina Southam, who received the prestigious Alan Hodgkinson Bursary from the Academy of Valuers at the Scottish Gemmological Association Conference!
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP May 3
Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce the appointment of a new trade Warden, Gary Wroe, Managing Director of Hockley Mint, following the retirement of long-standing trade Warden, David Doyle. Click here to read the full article:
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP Apr 30
Successful day at this years AGM held at the Birmingham Assay Office. Thank you to all our Wardens and Guardians for coming together for a valuable day!
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The BAJ Apr 29
💎 THE FUTURE IS OUR JEWEL: Travelling Erasmus Exhibition 📆 30th April - 8th May 2019, 10am to 5pm at Office 🌐 Book your tickets here:
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP Apr 25
Do you know why the Birmingham Assay Office's hallmark is an anchor? The legend goes that when the silversmiths of Birmingham and Sheffield banded together in 1773 to lobby Parliament...
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP Apr 18
As we close for Easter we'd just like to say a massive thank you to our wonderful cleaning team from We Clean who go above and beyond for us! Wishing everyone a very happy Easter!
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP Apr 17
Happy Easter! 🐤 Don't forget the Birmingham Assay Office will be closed for Easter from 4pm on Thursday 18th and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 23rd April. Here is our laser team using a deep relief laser mark to wish all our customers a lovely Easter holiday!
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP Apr 11
Congratulations to our Laser Supervisor Julie Burns for 35 years at the Assay Office! Julie has worked in hallmarking here since she was 16 and having worked in nearly every section across the floor now supervises our brilliant laser team!
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP Apr 8
Congratulations to celebrating 100 years of business! We enjoyed being there with you today to celebrate such a momentous achievement!
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP Apr 8
As part of The Lunar Society's events celebrating the bicentenary of James Watt's death & 250th anniversary of his condensing engine patent, we're excited to be hosting a visit to our extensive silver collection at the Assay Office this Friday 12th April!
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AnchorCert Academy Apr 5
AnchorCert Academy Director, Marion Wilson, will be attending GIA's London Jewellery Career Fair which is taking place today at Goldsmiths' Hall. Stop by to hear from some of the industry's most prominent personalities
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Carol Brady MBE Apr 4
good meeting at the today. Lots of discussion around protecting consumers from fake goods across the internet & how education plays an important part & why hallmarks are so important. Thx to for hosting.
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP Apr 2
This is a unique event celebrating the bicentenary of James Watt, one of the Birmingham Assay office's original wardens, and a great opportunity to view our extensive silver collection! You can book tickets here:
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Cooksongold Mar 28
Ever wondered what happens when gets hallmarked? Here's giving us a sneak peek into how the process wors 🔨 You can also learn more about hallmarking on our blog:
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP Mar 27
Set up ready for Demo Day! We're here all day today and tomorrow to chat about all of the Birmingham Assay Office's services and we will be demonstrating the hallmarking process from 11-12!
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AnchorCert Academy Mar 26
Quick look at our training room set up ready for Institute of Diamonds' Synthetic Diamond Detection course which is being held at today. Looking forward to an interesting day focusing on this critical subject!
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THE ANCHORCERT GROUP Mar 22
Check out our laser team engraving our Birmingham Assay Office building... Although first used for lighter hallmarking our lasers are also used for engraving and have inscribed everything from logos and serial numbers to personal messages and dates!
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