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James Watt 200th anniversary - Visit the Assay Office 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.

By admin | Mar 27th, 2019
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Birmingham Assay Office announces the appointment of a new trade Warden

Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce the appointment of a new trade Warden, Andrew Morton, Managing Director of WB The Creative Jewellery Group Ltd (part of the Heimerle + Meule Group). This follows the retirement of long-serving trade Warden, Martyn Pugh.

By admin | Mar 4th, 2019
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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 Tuesday 26th March 2019.

By admin | Feb 19th, 2019
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Touchstone 2019 – an important and prestigious Award

Alongside many new challenges connected to abuse of the internet, unsafe counterfeit alcohol, dangerous appliances and other 21st Century hazards, Trading Standards are still charged with enforcing the oldest form of consumer protection, the Hallmarking of precious metals. Although this may not be an overtly priority area, the opportunities for fraud and criminal activity are high and many hallmarking investigations reveal significant consumer detriment. Upholding the long-established rigorous UK hallmarking regime is an important responsibility for Trading Standards.

By admin | Jan 7th, 2019
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