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Valuation Days


Friday, Dec 15, 2017

Sheffield Assay Office are delighted to offer a valuation service which will offer valuations on jewellery, watches and silverware as a same-day service, rather than the standard six-to-eight week wait time of a high street jeweller. The Sheffield Assay Office, one of only four remaining assay offices in the UK, has collaborate…

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Sheffield Assay Office offers a unique venue for training and conference facilities


Friday, Dec 08, 2017

Sheffield Assay Office offers a unique venue for training and conference facilities. Our headquarters here at Guardian's Hall have been purpose-built to meet our needs, and those of our clients, exactly. The ground floor of this impressive two-storey building is dedicated to assay, analytical and research services whilst the …

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Our 2018 Programme is now available!


Friday, Dec 01, 2017

The Sheffield Assay Office 2018 programme is brimming with events for individuals and groups with an interest in precious metals, history, local history, arts and crafts, design, science and technology. This comprehensive programme has something for everyone, from general tours and talks to informative valuation days. For peop…

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Sheffield Assay Office 2018 calendar displaying a wonderful variety of jewellery and silversmithing


Friday, Nov 24, 2017

Sheffield Assay Office are delighted to be showcasing 12 wonderful images of precious metal showing stunning design and craftsmanship, these are all pieces of contemporary design that has passed through the Sheffield Assay Office during 2017 for assay and hallmarking.   Since 2011 The Assay Master, Mr Ashley Carson has asked re…

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Elements 3, A Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold


Friday, Nov 17, 2017

Elements is an annual festival of jewellery, Silver and Gold, hosted by Lyon & Turnbull in their stunning showrooms in Central Edinburgh, and produced in association with the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh. The festival is now in its third year a gaining a great reputation, Elements tells a story about th…

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The 'Showstoppers: Silver Centrepieces' exhibition a great success!


Friday, Nov 10, 2017

This fabulous exhibition curated by Dr Rachel Conroy gave visitors the opportunity to see four large-scale silver centrepieces; two from the historic collection at Temple Newsam and two by contemporary makers borrowed from private lenders. These were the  Kirkleatham Centrepiece made by David Willaume II and Anne Tanqueray in 17…

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The 35th edition of Goldsmiths’ Fair


Friday, Nov 03, 2017

Image: Decorative Mandala bowl, Britannia silver, Chasing and Repousse work by Colette Bishop 2017. GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR 2017 The Fair, in its 35th year, which took place September 26- October 8 2017, delighted visitors once again with exquisite pieces of jewellery and silverware on display. For the first time a cutting-edge video…

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Identification of Hallmarks


Friday, Oct 27, 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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