‘Help with hallmarks’ app a success from the start

The Birmingham Assay Office is delighted with the success of its latest app – Help with hallmarks – which has seen hundreds of downloads from all over the world in just a few short weeks since its release.

The success of the app shows just how much international interest there is in UK hallmarks and jewellery and silverware that bear the unique British hallmark.

Available on both iPhone and iPad as well as Android devices, the app enables users to quickly research and identify the date letter on precious metal, jewellery and silverware. It includes date letters from the eleven key assay offices in the UK, dating back to 1544.

Priced at only £9.99, the app also contains useful information relating to hallmarks, and is an invaluable “on the go” tool for retailers, collectors, antique and second hand dealers, silver experts, valuers and students, as well as members of the public who have a general interest in historic hallmarks.

Just go to iTunes or Google Play Store to download, simply type in Help with hallmarks.

The Help with hallmarks app follows on from the AnchorCert gemstone weight estimator app, which has been available for a couple of years and has sold worldwide on both Apple and Android platforms.

In a couple of clicks the app can easily calculate the estimated carat weight of diamonds and gemstones from their measurements. The calculation will use the measurement of the length, width and depth of the gemstone (and the minimum and maximum diameter of round brilliant diamonds).

The gemstone weight estimator contains a comprehensive database of diamonds and gemstones, as well as a wide selection of shapes/cuts. The app contains detailed information about each individual gemstone including its specific gravity, mohs hardness and refractive index.

The watchwords of The Birmingham Assay Office are independence, integrity and innovation.  The organisation is definitely living up to all three by providing valuable, on-the-go tools for the trade and consumers alike.

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