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DISCOVER THE NEW DIGITAL ARCHIVE COLLECTION TODAY!

Have you visited Assay Office Birmingham's recently launched online Archive Collection yet? The Oral History Archive provides an insight into the part the Assay Office has played in the Jewellery Quarter and how hallmarking remains vital to the assurance of quality that has characterised the Birmingham jewellery and metal trades for many years. To listen to audio clips from current and former members of staff at Assay Office Birmingham, please follow the link below: www.theassayoffice.co.uk…

By admin | Jul 3rd, 2015
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PRINCESS CHARLOTTE'S CHRISTENING SUNDAY 5th JULY

HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge will be christened this Sunday 5th July. Assay Office Birmingham can also provide services which will make your christening, wedding or birthday gifts unique and memorable for that special someone, read below to find out more!   Laser Marking Services Would you like a personalised message laser marked on a jewellery item for a loved one? For more additional information, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us today on 0…

By admin | Jul 3rd, 2015
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What do you know about Ruby, the July birthstone?

Cut Several factors will influence how rubies are cut. First, gem cutters need to accommodate with the crystal shape, therefore the most common shapes of fashioned rubies are ovals and cushions. Ruby show pleochroism – the appearance of different colours at different angles - which will also influence how the gem is cut. Finally, as rough ruby is very expensive, the cutters will try to conserve as much weight as possible. Carat It is very rare to find fine-quality rubies ov…

By admin | Jul 1st, 2015
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ASSAY OFFICE BIRMINGHAM - WE ARE MOVING

AS THE NEW ASSAY OFFICE NEARS COMPLETION IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR ALL OUR CUSTOMERS In the interests of best practice and security, please note the following: Parcels will ONLY BE ACCEPTED with a fully completed form. The PINK customer copy of the SUBMISSION FORM MUST be presented for item collection(s). ***STOP PRESS*** We’re in the process of updating our forms following customer & staff feedback to improve our processes and provide a better service – watch this …

By admin | Jun 25th, 2015
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