WELCOME TO THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE
The home of UK Hallmarking
All our division are open following the Christmas break, if you wish to speak to a member of our team, we would love to hear from you. Please CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT CONTACT DETAILS FOR EACH DIVISION
Current lead times for all services remain unchanged at present, and if turnaround times need to be extended, we will advise you at the appropriate time.
Parcels will continue to be despatched on the relevant due dates, however, if your business is closing and you would prefer us to retain your parcel during the lockdown, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com. Likewise, if you wish to change the despatch address, please notify us.
To ensure we continue to deliver a high level of customer service during these challenging times, please review the following information:
Royal Mail/Courier deliveries
We are receiving Royal Mail Special delivery parcels on the days that we are operational and we can also despatch parcels back to you by Royal Mail. Similarly, we can also accept deliveries and despatch deliveries by Courier.
Click on the button below to send an enquiry for Hallmarking or AnchorCert Pro Testing.
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.
During recent decades it has expanded its services far beyond its statutory assaying and hallmarking duties to include Diamond, Gemstone & Pearl Certification, Jewellery, Watch and Silverware Valuations, non-precious metal testing, product safety and quality assurance testing as well as educational training and consultancy.
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