Birmingham Assay Office Supports London Jewellery Week

Treasure Talk – A Consumer’s Guide to Buying Fine Jewellery and Diamonds As part of London Jewellery Week, The Birmingham Assay Office will host three workshops and Jewellery Clinics during the Treasure Exhibition which is being held at Victoria House, Southampton Row, in London’s Bloomsbury.

The Workshops will take place on Friday 12th June at 1.30, 3.30 and 5.30pm. This will be followed by a Jewellery Clinic after each session. ‘Treasure Talk’ will be presented by Dr. Sally Baggott, Curator at The Birmingham Assay Office who will talk about consumer protection, the origin of hallmarking, how to read and understand a hallmark and the vital role hallmarks play today.

Following this Craig O’Donnell, an experienced Senior Valuer, from the SafeGuard Independent Jewellery, Watch and Silverware Valuation Service, will discuss what to look for when buying diamonds and the significance of the ‘5Cs’.

The talk will be followed by a Jewellery Clinic, where Dr Baggott and Craig will examine and talk about your own jewellery: Appointments at the Clinic are limited to 12 people per session, and to one piece of jewellery per patient! Tickets to the Treasure Exhibition are available from: www.treasureuk.com. Tel: 020 8510 9069. ‘Treasure’ is open: Friday 11th June – 12noon-8pm Saturday 12th June – 10am-6pm Sunday 13th June – 10am-6pm.

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