Gifts Today magazine

Jewellery testing world first

Birmingham laboratory can test for lead and cadmium in jewellery.

The AnchorCert Analytical Laboratory at Assay Office Birmingham (AOB) has launched the first multi-territory test for lead and cadmium in jewellery and accessories, offering retailers, wholesalers and brands a single test to ensure products meet the standards of directives from the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada.

AnchorCert Analytical’s team of leading analysts have created a One Test, Multiple Territories service at its Birmingham Jewellery Quarter HQ, home to some of the most specialised laboratory testing in the UK and beyond.

This unique test is only available from AnchorCert Analytical. It was developed through close working relationships with key clients who required a high-quality, efficient and reliable means of testing products to ensure their suitability for a number of global markets.

AnchorCert Analytical’s new test provides a one-stop-solution for global retailers. The new Multi-Territory test for lead and cadmium follows another first for the analytical laboratory team at AOB. They were the only laboratory in the world to offer a Quick Nickel test, which provides results to clients in just five working days, versus the industry standard of 10 days.

Assay Office Birmingham also provide bespoke retail and consumer product testing seminars and training. For more information email

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