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City of Hull Trading Standards win the Touchstone Award 2016

24
Jun

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

The British Hallmarking Council and the four Assay Offices of the UK were recently delighted to announce City of Hull Trading Standards as the winners of the Touchstone Award 2016. This was the fifth annual presentation of this prestigious award which recognises innovative initiative undertaken in relation to hallmarking legisl...

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Calling all treasure seekers!

24
Jun

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Fancy a treasure hunt? Don’t miss out on your chance to explore the hidden treasures of the Sheffield Assay Office Collection while raising funds to help St Luke’s and Rotherham Hospice to care for people in their own homes. Come and join us on Thursday 21 July from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and support ‘The Master Cutler’s Challenge. T...

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Sheffield Women of Steel presented with Silver medallions

17
Jun

Friday, Jun 17, 2016

Sheffield Women of Steel presented with Silver medallions Sheffield Assay Office has created more than 400 commemorative medallions to honour the women who worked to keep the munitions factories and steelworks running and helped win two World Wars. The Women of Steel campaign was launched by the Sheffield Star in 2008 to recog...

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Sheffield Assay Office sponsors prizes for Jewellery and metalwork students at Sheffield Hallam University Degree Show 2016

10
Jun

Friday, Jun 10, 2016

   On Thursday 9th June Kurt Calow and Youzhi Bi (Gloria) were awarded prizes from the Sheffield Assay Office in recognition of their creative work on the jewellery and metalwork degree programme at Sheffield Hallam University. Roger Ecclestone a Guardian of the Sheffield Assay Office on behalf of the Assay Master congratul...

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UKAS visit June 2016

3
Jun

Friday, Jun 03, 2016

Sheffield Assay Office has recently had a very successful 6 day full re-assessment visit by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. By maintaining our accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 international standard for over 30 years, our customers can be assured of excellent quality and technical competence.  UKAS commented that “t...

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European Commission (EC) Regulation 2015/628- to be applied to articles placed on the market from 1st June 2016

27
May

Friday, May 27, 2016

Lead and its compounds restriction The Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/628 expands for lead and its components the restriction scope from jewellery item to all-purpose articles or accessible parts of articles that may be placed in the mouth by children during reasonably foreseeable use. An article or accessible article part...

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The making of medals: production begins for Sheffield Women of Steel medals

19
May

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sheffield Assay Office has begun creating the medals which will be awarded to the city’s brave Women of Steel who kept the munitions factories and steelworks running to help win two World Wars. Nearly 400 women will be honoured with the silver-plated medals which are being pressed by a 360-ton press – specifically sourced b...

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British Silver Week 2016, Festival of Silver “Inspired 2016”

13
May

Friday, May 13, 2016

       Curator Emma Paragreen attended the private view of “Inspired 2016” on Tuesday 10th May 2016 at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London. The exhibition was the most impressive display of contemporary silver and furniture. This was the fourth collaborative selling exhibition between the Festival of Silver, the Furniture Makers’ co...

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