Our Services

What we can provide to you

Discover a world of hallmarking methods at Birmingham Assay Office, from traditional punches to advanced laser technology, all right at your fingertips. Choosing the perfect hallmarking method for each piece is vital, considering factors like the design of the piece, how it has been manufactured, and the size of the hallmark you want. With 250 years of hallmarking expertise, rest assured that you’re in the hands of trusted experts!

We’re proud to be the top gemstone experts in the UK, equipped with all the gemmological instruments and expertise needed to evaluate diamonds, gemstones and pearls. We can spot even the most subtle enhancements or synthetic stones. Our services cover everything from verbal reports to detailed written reports, whether the stone is loose or mounted. Our dedicated team of experts are always happy to collaborate with you, ensuring you get exactly what you need while upholding our commitment to the highest standards.

At our Chemical and Analytical Laboratory, we’re proud to offer a diverse array of industry standard and unique testing, together with certification services and expert analysis across multiple industries. While we have a rich history of specialising in the analysis of precious metals, we’ve expanded our capability significantly in recent years.  Through investment and understanding market trends, we’ve gained extensive knowledge and experiences in testing various products including costume jewellery, watches, luxury products, fashion items, and other consumer goods. It’s worth mentioning that our Analytical Laboratory holds UKAS Accreditation, ensuring the highest quality in a wide range of international tests, including those required for product safety compliance under REACH and RoHS and US regulations and legislations.

When it comes to valuing your jewellery, watches, or silverware, you deserve the best. Our expert team, with over 150 years of collective experience, delivers professional and independent valuations. These valuations offer detailed descriptions, photos, gemstone insights, and metal details, empowering you and your insurer to make informed choices and simplifying the claims process.
Our Valuation services include Insurance Replacement, Probate, Family Division and Sale Between Parties All item images and details are held securely on our database and can be verified to your insurer with your permission. We can provide valuations on jewellery items, watches and silverware.
We also offer a Jewellery Assessment service which provides a comprehensive report on the item without a value.

Welcome to the Academy at Birmingham Assay Office! We’re here to be your trusted guide in the fascinating world of precious metals, gemstones, and jewellery. Our academy is a place where expertise and passion meet, and we’re dedicated to sharing our knowledge with you. Whether you’re a budding jewellery enthusiast or a seasoned professional, our doors are open to empower you with valuable insights and skills in an environment that’s as friendly as it is knowledgeable. So, come on in, and let’s embark on a journey of discovery together!

At Birmingham Assay Office we offer a range of versatile room hire options to meet your needs. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, a special celebration, or a professional gathering, our well-equipped and elegantly appointed rooms provide the perfect setting.

Our team is here to make your event a success, offering friendly service and a warm atmosphere. Discover the ideal space for your next occasion at Birmingham Assay Office.

Welcome to Punch Production at Birmingham Assay Office! Our punch room is the creative hub that supplies a variety of punches to both our hallmarking department and external customers.

For our internal operations, we craft sponsor marks, logos, and hallmarking punches tailored to meet specific requirements. External customers have the opportunity to acquire individual logo punches or multiple punches based on their unique needs. In fact, other assay offices have reached out to us, and we proudly supply hallmarking punches to them as well.

We’re experts in using the latest laser marking techniques to add a personalised laser touch to your silverware, making it uniquely yours. Whether it’s a corporate event, a sports celebration, or a special life moment like a wedding or christening, our custom laser marks are a wonderful way to include a heartfelt message and a touch of individuality. Transform any item into a meaningful gift with our special touch!