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Sheffield Assay Office's recent visit to the Spring Fair Exhibition at NEC


Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Sheffield Assay Office, SAO, attended the 2016 Spring fair at National Exhibition Centre, NEC, on Wednesday the 10th of February. It was useful to catch up with existing hallmarking and Analytical Services customers as well as seeking out potential new ones. Having so many relevant industry players under one roof is an extremely...

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Sheffield Assay Office delighted to announce a new sponsor for the Precious Little Gems commissions 2016.


Friday, Feb 05, 2016

  Bradford based Bullion Company Fowler Oldfield has generously agreed to support the commissions, supplying the silver required to make the two pieces. The commissions have already been designed and awaiting the making process. Fenella Watson and Nina Rithalia of the Starter Studio Programme are based at Yorkshire Artspace and...

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Your chance to visit the Sheffield Assay Office!


Friday, Jan 15, 2016

Join the Curator for a talk and tour of the Sheffield Assay Office on Thursday 18th February 2016, 10 am – 12:30pm Emma will give you an over view of the function of Assay Offices’ and the role Sheffield Assay Office plays today within the precious metal trade. Learn how to identify hallmarks and take a tour around the faciliti...

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Appointment of New Production Manager Further Strengthens the Sheffield Assay Office Management Team


Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

Rob Short has recently been appointed as Production Manager at Sheffield Assay Office Having rejoined the Sheffield Assay Office back in June 2015, having previously worked for the company for over 20 years, Rob Short has now been appointed as Production Manager in a move to further strengthen the in-house management team. Ash...

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A New Year Brings a New Chairman for Sheffield Assay Office


Thursday, Jan 07, 2016

Sheffield Assay Office is pleased to announce that it will be starting 2016 with a new Chairman at the helm. Peter J Hayes took over as Chairman on 1st January, having joined as a Guardian in 2007 and being elected on to the Executive Committee in 2010. Mr Hayes, a University College London Civil Engineering graduate, gained an...

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Head of Finance role adds up perfectly for born organiser Jill


Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015

We are very pleased to introduce Jill Barnett as the newest member of our team, having joined Sheffield Assay Office in October 2015 as our Office/Finance Manager. Having originally studied at secretarial college when bookkeeping was done with old fashioned handwritten ledgers and shorthand was dictated by managers and typed up...

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Valuation Days in Association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers


Friday, Dec 11, 2015

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, hallmarking and workmanship. The object will be photographed and you w...

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The Mary Parsons Charity Service for retired Silversmiths 2015


Friday, Nov 27, 2015

All silversmiths are welcome to join us on at 12:30pm on Sunday 27th December 2015, for the Mary Parsons Charity Service, which is being held at the The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HA. In 1817, a lady called Mary Parsons left a bequest in her will for the amount of £1,500 - in those da...

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