The Brief

J) Junior            S) Senior

Any larger scale work, functional and/or decorative for example: tableware, vessels etc. can be entered in this section. Judges will be looking for technical competence and fine craftsmanship.

Judges Comments 2019/20

Outstanding Junior entries showing very strong control and execution of manufacturing techniques.

The judges are encouraging more Seniors entrants.

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About Birmingham Assay Office

Birmingham Assay Office is now one of the largest Assay Offices in the world and provides assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metal items (gold, silver, platinum and palladium) as required by the Hallmarking Act. It has been a centre of expert opinion and independent assessment of jewellery and precious metals for nearly 250 years.

During recent decades it has expanded its services to include Diamond, Gemstone & Pearl Certification, Jewellery, Watch and Silverware Valuations, nonprecious metal testing, product safety and quality assurance testing, as well as educational training and consultancy.


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