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Identification of Hallmarks

27
Oct

Friday, Oct 27, 2017

If you have any objects that require the identification of hallmarks please do not hesitate to contact info@assayoffice.co.uk  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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Ashley marks 24th year as Assay Master

20
Oct

Friday, Oct 20, 2017

The current Assay Master at Sheffield Assay Office, Ashley Carson, holds the distinction of being both the youngest Assay Master ever appointed and the longest serving Assay Master to date.  Ashley reached the milestone of 30 years’ service in 2007 but 2017 marks his 24th year as Assay Master.  Having joined Sheffield Assay Of...

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Get your submissions in for the industry’s Oscars

13
Oct

Friday, Oct 13, 2017

The prestigious Craftsmanship and Design Awards, hosted by the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council, have now been launched. The Sheffield Assay Office is proud to sponsor the annual awards which promote and celebrate the highest standards in design and craftsmanship within the jewellery, goldsmithing industry, and allied craft...

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Heritage Open Day at Sheffield Assay Office a shining success

6
Oct

Friday, Oct 06, 2017

The Sheffield Assay Office was delighted to see such interest from the public for Heritage Open Day 2017. Over 25 people booked to visit the premises and hear about the historical practice of testing and hallmarking precious metals.  The visitors many local taking the opportunity to see the wonderful facilities on their doorste...

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Nickel and the Skin

29
Sep

Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Did you know that 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 redu...

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Book a group visit to the Sheffield Assay Office today!

22
Sep

Friday, Sep 22, 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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Valuation days! Get your jewellery valued without any of it leaving your side

15
Sep

Friday, Sep 15, 2017

Valuation Days in Association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers. Valuation days give you the opportunity to sit one- to-one with one of our jewellery experts whilst your pieces are valued. Mandi Attwood of the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers will examine your items and record vital information about each piece, including ...

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How old is your gold?

8
Sep

Friday, Sep 08, 2017

If you have any objects that require the identification of hallmarks please do not hesitate to contact info@assayoffice.co.uk 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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