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Association of Contemporary Jewellers Conference


Friday, Jul 07, 2017

  Visit by Association of Contemporary Jewellers to the Sheffield Assay Office as they start their weekend Conference in Sheffield. At the start of a busy weekend for the Association of Contemporary Jewellers Sheffield Assay Office were delighted to welcome members for a talk and tour of the premises in Hillsborough.  Emma Pa...

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Interested in identifying a hallmark?


Friday, Jun 30, 2017

If you have any objects that require the identification of hallmarks please do not hesitate to contact Please send photographs of the object and close up images of the marks. “Thank you for the quick reply, and for confirming the identification of the hallmarks. It is good to know that my grandmother-i...

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Learn more about the assaying and hallmarking of precious metals


Friday, Jun 23, 2017

We welcome groups and societies to visit the Sheffield Assay Office. This is your opportunity to learn more about the assaying and hallmarking of precious metals and the work of the office over the last 244 years. Visits take place on Thursday and Friday, approx. duration 2.5 hrs. We ask for a minimum of 10 people and a maxim...

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Visit our valuation experts today!


Friday, Jun 16, 2017

The Sheffield Assay Office has collaborated with the Guild of Valuers & Jewellers (GVJ) to offer the valuation service which takes place at the Assay Office. This is your opportunity to drop your items into us or sit one- to-one with one of our jewellery experts whilst your pieces are valued . The valuer will examine your ...

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Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence awarded at Sheffield Hallam University Institute of Arts


Friday, Jun 09, 2017

Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence awarded at Sheffield Hallam University Institute of Arts. On the 8 June 2017 The Assay Master’s prize for excellence was awarded to two individuals who had shown outstanding work in their BA (Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork final year degree show.   Hayley Grafflin received a cheque for £400, ...

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Artistic Trio Inspire Others at Lunch-Time Talk


Friday, May 26, 2017

   Starter Studio programme participants discussed what it’s like to be a silversmith in Sheffield at a special lunch-time talk last week. Elizabeth Handforth, Caroline McNeill-Moss and Victoria Radcliffe are three of the current participants in the Starter Studio Programme for Designer Silversmiths and Jewellers, based at Yor...

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Did you know Nickel is now the most frequent cause of contact allergy in Europe?


Friday, May 19, 2017

Nickel is now the most frequent cause of contact allergy in Europe. Skin absorption of nickel ions, released from nickel containing materials, can lead to sensitisation. The degree of sensitivity to nickel varies between individuals. This widespread health problem has forced the introduction of measures to reduce the development...

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Exhibition | Showstoppers: Silver Centrepieces


Friday, May 12, 2017

Opening this weekend  at Temple Newsam           Showstoppers: Silver CentrepiecesTemple Newsam House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, 13 May — 16 October 2017 Curated by Rachel Conroy Silver is a seductive, glamorous material and the centrepiece is one of its most wondrous uses. Showstoppers will take two iconic centrepieces from our...

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