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City of Wolverhampton wins Touchstone Award 2018


Friday, Jun 15, 2018

    Thursday 7th June 2018 City of Wolverhampton Trading Standards have fought off stiff competition to win the British Hallmarking Council’s Touchstone Award 2018, with judges praising several applicants for their commitment to enforcing hallmarking and raising consumer awareness. This year’s very high standard of applicat...

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


Friday, Jun 08, 2018

      On the 7 June 2018 The Assay Master’s awarded two individuals who had shown outstanding work in their BA (Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork final year degree show.  Andrei Jakab received the Assay’s Master Prize for Excellence, a cheque for £500, Andrei’s work consisted of a collection of objects  representing a set of cura...

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Jewellers and Silver-Smiths’ Fare with The Arts Society Dukeries


Friday, May 25, 2018

GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION In this Golden Jubilee Year of NADFAS (now known as The Arts Society) the celebration lecture commencing at 11am on 4th July will be by Emma Paragreen on 'The History and purpose of the Sheffield assay office' and will look at the 4 precious metals stamped.  This will be followed by a jewellers' fair...

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Museums Sheffield Staff visit Sheffield Assay Office


Friday, May 18, 2018

  Sheffield Assay Office and Museums Sheffield have worked in partnership for over18 years promoting and supporting the metalworking trades of Sheffield.  Over the years both organisations have jointly supported exhibitions, events, talks and commissions all promoting the metalworking history of the City and contemporary silve...

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This June: Sit One to One with One of Our Jewellery Experts


Friday, May 11, 2018

Valuations at Sheffield Assay Office in Association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers Have you a piece of precious metal either an object or jewellery that you would like to have valued. Why not book an appointment to sit one to one with one of our jewellery experts whilst your pieces are valued. The valuer will examine ...

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Silver Anniversary commission for the Assay Master


Friday, May 04, 2018

2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Assay Master, Mr Ashley Carson. To mark the occasion and as a gift to the Assay Master from the Assay Office, Executive Committee and Guardians’ a drinking vessel is to be produced, a commissioned a piece of silverware specifically designed and made by a Sheffield silversmith and hallmarked...

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Join us on Social Media – Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn


Friday, Apr 20, 2018

We are fully active on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn.  You can follow us here: Twitter – LinkedIn – Facebook – Come and join the conversation!...

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Precious Little Gems 2018


Friday, Apr 13, 2018

     Collaboration and partnership working creates new silver commissions to mark the 245th anniversary of Sheffield Assay Office.  Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce that the Precious Little Gems Commissions sponsored by the office are now on display in the foyer of Museums Sheffield, Millennium Gallery. These ...

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