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In line with the decisions taken by many other businesses across the UK following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening, and to protect our employees as well as the integrity of our business, it is with regret that we have to advise you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Birmingham Assay Office will be closing all operations at the end of business on Tuesday 24th March 2020 for the 3 weeks stipulated by the Government.  Click here to read more.  

Your primary contacts here at the Assay Office will remain available during the closure if you have any queries.  A full list of contact details can be found here. 

Hallmarking arrangements during temporary closure of Assay Offices.

The British Hallmarking Council is maintaining an overview of the situation and further information will be issued when Government restrictions are lifted.

Any business that requires product hallmarking or needs advice should contact the Assay Office they usually use and guidance will be provided.

Please email Birmingham Assay Office

Birmingham Assay Office was founded in 1773 to provide assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metal items (gold, silver, platinum and palladium) as required by the Hallmarking Act.

It has been a centre of expert opinion and independent assessment of jewellery and precious metals for nearly 250 years.










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