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


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


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”


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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Great opportunity for designer silversmiths and jewellers


Friday, May 06, 2016

Yorkshire Arts Space has just launched its annual call for applications to join its Starter Studio Programme. This two-year programme is designed to provide start-up support for ambitious designer silversmiths and jewellers and is based at the award-winning Persistence Works Studios in Sheffield. Sheffield Assay Office has been...

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Making History for a Successful City Conference


Friday, Apr 22, 2016

       Sheffield Assay Office joined Museums Sheffield at Sheffield Hallam University on Saturday 16th April to take part in the Making History for a Successful City Conference.  Over 150 delegates attended the event to discuss and debate a joined up heritage for Sheffield.  Speakers from Sheffield University, The National Trus...

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New Silver commissions on display at Museums Sheffield; Millennium Gallery


Friday, Apr 15, 2016

         Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce that the Precious Little Gems Commissions sponsored by Sheffield Assay Office and Fowler Oldfield are now on display in the foyer of Museums Sheffield, Millennium Gallery. Two beautiful contemporary silver commissions adorn the display case. These stunning pieces have b...

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Non UKAS Accreditation for Ni Release


Friday, Apr 08, 2016

Important:  Nickel release testing to BS EN 1811:2011 + A1:2015 Following a recent audit by United Kingdom Accreditation Services, UKAS, it was noted that Ni release testing carried out from September 2015 should not have been reported as UKAS accredited method. We have been performing nickel release to BS EN 1811:2011+A1:2015,...

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Sheffield Assay Office to produce medals for the Women of Steel


Friday, Mar 25, 2016

Sheffield’s Women of Steel deserve a medal for their brave work in the city’s munitions factories during two World Wars and following a hugely successful fundraising campaign they will finally be able to get one. Thanks to a surplus of donations to the Women of Steel statue campaign, up to five hundred medals are being made by ...

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