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Members Required for the British Hallmarking Council


Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

Members Required for the British Hallmarking Council The Secretary of State wishes to appoint four members to the British Hallmarking Council, a partner body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  If you have experience in the trading or manufacture of articles of precious metals, such as jewellery and antiques...

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PRESS RELEASE Sheffield Assay Office Punch Party


Friday, Jul 24, 2015

On Thursday 16th July 2015 an evening of summer punch and canapés were enjoyed by over 80 guests at Sheffield Assay office. This unique summer punch party was held in aid of the Master Cutler's Challenge 2015 in support of Brathay Trust. With the back drop of the Sheffield Assay Office's millennium punch bowl, twelve unique pun...

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Long-serving David marks his thirty year milestone


Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

Today (22 July) is a very significant one for David Beresford as he celebrates completing 30 years’ service at Sheffield Assay Office. David joined us after he completed a year at Huddersfield Polytechnic studying HND Chemistry and decided that he wished to begin his career instead. He started working in the gold cupellation b...

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Meet the Team - Rob Short


Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Rob happy to be back where he belongs Rob Short has recently re-joined the team at Sheffield Assay Office and we are delighted to have him back with us. He has been working here for a month now, but his previous stint lasted almost 20 years! Rob says that he is very happy to be back working with precious metals again and has ...

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Learn how to test jewellery and toys on our specialist training courses


Friday, Jun 26, 2015

Sheffield Assay Office welcomes overseas students onto specialist training course on jewellery and toy testing  Last week, Sheffield Assay Office welcomed two students from Thailand who visited to attend a training course on jewellery and toy testing.   “As part of our Analytic Services department we provide a range of...

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Events - New This Season - Summer/ Autumn programme 2015


Friday, Jun 19, 2015

The Sheffield Assay Office Summer/ Autumn 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....

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Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence


Friday, Jun 12, 2015

  Last night (Thursday 11th June) Assay Master Mr Ashley Carson was delighted to present the Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence to Victoria Radcliffe. Victoria received a cheque for £500 for her beautifully crafted metalwork entitled ‘A Subliminal Mind’. The work consisted of a series of drinking vessels. These were made in pr...

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Summer punch party and canapés at Sheffield Assay Office


Friday, Jun 05, 2015

Summer punch party and canapés at Sheffield Assay Office  in aid of the Master Cutler’s Challenge, 2015 supporting Brathay Trust.  The Sheffield Assay Office has been the proud owners of a wonderful punch bowl and cups since the year 2000.  Recently the punch bowl was removed from display at Millennium Galleries, Museums Shef...

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