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Sit one-to-one with one of our jewellery experts this November


Friday, Oct 28, 2016

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. The valuer will examine your items and record vital information about each piece, including gemstone type and size, metal types, hallm...

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The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Awards 2017


Friday, Oct 21, 2016

Sheffield Assay Office are proud to announce they are sponsors of The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Awards 2017. This is a unique competition; the award promotes excellence in jewellery, smallwork, silversmithing and the allied crafts. This particular industry focused awards are open to anyone practicing in the UK. Eligibl...

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Sheffield Assay Office open’s it doors for a public talk and tour- November 2016


Friday, Oct 14, 2016

On Thursday 17th November 2016 from 10am – 12:30pm join us for tea, coffee and biscuits in the Effingham Suite at Sheffield Assay Office Hillsborough. Curator and Librarian Emma Paragreen will provide an illustrated talk on the work of the Sheffield Assay Office followed by a tour of the facilities. The tour will include seeing...

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Utterly Unique: Precious Metal Commissions 2004-2016


Friday, Oct 07, 2016

Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce that it has loaned some of its contemporary collection to Museums Sheffield; Millennium Galleries for the next year, the pieces displayed bring together three contemporary collections of precious metal objects held in Sheffield collections. Each has been commissioned and funded by ...

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Assay Office make their mark as part of Sheffield Design Week


Friday, Sep 23, 2016

As a part of The Year of Making Sheffield the Sheffield Assay Office is taking part in an event that will showcase the City’s position and heritage as a world leader in innovation, design and advanced engineering. The Aesthetics of Manufacture takes place from 3rd – 29th October. Exhibitions, talks and film screening will all ...

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Analytical Services: Precious Metals Analysis


Friday, Sep 16, 2016

The Sheffield Assay Office has over 240 years of experience in the testing, analysis and hallmarking of precious metal items. Our Analytical Services, with over 32 years of UKAS accreditation (0012), uses this longstanding expertise to provide the foundation for accurate precious metals analysis. Skillfully combining traditional...

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J G Graves Graduate Commission 2016


Friday, Sep 02, 2016

The JG Graves Charitable Trust and The Lord Mayor of Sheffield are delighted to announce that Kurt Calow has been commissioned to create a new work for the City’s Civic Collection.  Sheffield’s Civic Collection contains a range of objects for civic occasions, items that date from 1897 to present day. In 2007, Galvanize Sheffiel...

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Events - Summer/ Autumn Programme 2016- Additional dates released!


Friday, Aug 26, 2016

The Sheffield Assay Office early 2016 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. Fo...

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