A newcomer to Autumn Fair for 2008 will be The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office. The Birmingham Assay Office has developed its services far beyond its statutory hallmarking duty and offers a wide portfolio of quality control and added value services for suppliers of fine jewellery, fashion jewellery, and accessories.
The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office has carried out extensive research into nickel and is a world class Nickel testing specialist. Their unique UKAS accredited ‘Quick Nickel Test’ delivers results in four days for only £25.00 and is widely used and recognised by major UK retailers and Trading Standards Authorities.
Other popular services which The Laboratory will be promoting on their Stand includes testing for Lead, RoHS, and EN71. They also offer specially developed methods to measure susceptibility to tarnishing and the quality of plating.