Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office is extremely proud and delighted to sponsor the Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Category of this years Gift Of The Year Awards. The 2013 Gift of the Year awards were launched at Autumn Fair International 2012 and the products that have been shortlisted are now being shown on The second round judging will take place at The Giftware Association’s HQ in Birmingham on Thursday 10 Jan 13. All of the finalists will be displayed in The GA’s Gift of the Year showhouse at Spring Fair International 2013 from the opening of the show on Sun 3 Feb 13.  The winners will be announced at an exclusive awards presentation at Spring Fair at the close of the show on the Sunday 3 February 2013. The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office is proud to sponsor the awards as The Lab carries out a comprehensive range of fashion jewellery, accessories, textiles, leathers and fabrics testing to help protect consumers and manufacturers, including nickel, cadmium, lead, colour fastness, azo, formaldehyde and fibre composition testing (to name just a few). To read more about the tests The Laboratory carries out make sure to visit or if you have any queries on any testing please call The Laboratory on 0871 871 60 20 or email The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office will also be at The Jewellery Show from Sunday 3rd - Thursday 7th February - Hall 18, Stand L59, so please do pop by if you need any testing help or advice.



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