American Assay & Gemological Office Opens

August 15, 2002

American Assay & Gemological Office Opens

The American Assay & Gemological Office, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Birmingham Assay Office, Birmingham, England, opened in New York City. AAG offers a variety of quality assurance services to U.S. manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers and retailers.

AAG's services in New York City include diamond certifications, jewelry appraisals, assays of precious metals and nickel testing. It also offers product conformity and quality systems services. "The American Assay & Gemological Office is offering an increasingly important service independent certification backed by more than 225 years of accurate, consistent and unbiased quality assurance standards," says John Politi, CEO of AAG.

The Birmingham Assay Office was founded by an Act of the British Parliament in 1773 and developed a worldwide reputation for high standards. It is accredited to ISO 17025 and certified to ISO 9002 quality standards. Its certification body is also accredited to ISO/IEC Guides 62 and 65. The Birmingham Assay Office has clients in Australia, the Far East, India, Europe and North America.

For more information, contact AAG, New York City; (212) 221-6565, (212) 221-9206.

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