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Birmingham day The Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to be a part of 'Birmingham Day' at The House of Commons on Tuesday 22nd October 2013. The Event celebrates and showcases 'Birmingham - the city of pioneers' and The Birmingham Assay Office is delighted to have been invited to attend and represent the Jewellery Quarter and the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust. The event has been set up by Gisela Stuart MP, Richard Burden MP and Steve McCabe MP.
Gisela Stuart Labour MP for Edgbaston
Gisela Stuart Labour MP for Edgbaston
MP Gisela Stuart (Lab Edgbaston) has said: “It is a chance to show people a side of Birmingham they may not know about. The last time the Westminster bubble came to Birmingham was for a party conference, and even then they may not get to see very much of the city. So we are going to show them what Birmingham is all about.'' “It’s also a chance for key people and organisations in the city to speak to each other. We are such a large and diverse city that we don’t always get the chance to do that.” Our bags are now packed, our roller banners ready and we can't wait to show The House Of Commons what Birmingham has to offer, industries on show include chocolate & jewellery, modern manufacturing like liquid air energy, asian fashion and food, innovation in medicine, music from Hip Hop to the classics, Birmingham's new state of the art library and much much more! Make sure to check out over the coming days to read all about the event. L To highlight the city of Birmingham's innovation....The Birmingham Assay Office is delighted to announce the arrival of its latest innovative App – Help With Hallmarks.  Available on both iPhone and iPad as well as Android devices, it enables users to quickly research and identify the date letter on precious metal, jewellery and silverware. The App includes date letters from the eleven key assay offices in the UK, going back as far as 1544. Anatomy of a hallmark screen Priced at only £9.99, the App also contains useful information relating to hallmarks, and is an invaluable “on the go” tool for retailers, collectors, antique and second hand dealers, silver experts, valuers and students, as well as members of the public who have a general interest in historic hallmarks.


Just Go to iTunes or Google Play store to download – type in Help With Hallmarks –  or click on the QR codes to take you straight to the APP. How did you ever live without it !  Layout 1  The Help with Hallmarks App follows on from the AnchorCert Gemstone Weight Estimator APP which has been available for a couple of years and has sold worldwide on both Apple and Android platforms. In a couple of clicks the Anchorcert Gemstone Carat Weight Estimator can easily calculate the estimated carat weight of diamonds & gemstones from their measurements.  The calculation will use the measurement of the length, width and depth of the gemstone (and the minimum and maximum diameter of round brilliant diamonds.) The carat weight estimator contains a comprehensive database of diamonds & gemstones as well as a wide selection of shapes/cuts.  The App contains detailed information about each individual gemstone including its Specific Gravity, Mohs Hardness and Refractive Index.   




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The watchwords of The Birmingham Assay Office are Independence, Integrity and Innovation.  The organisation is definitely living up to all three by providing valuable “on the go tools” for the Trade and Consumers alike.  



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