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Assay Master Ashley Carson selected as one of industry's top influencers


Friday, May 22, 2015

We're delighted to say that Assay Master Ashley Carson has been selected by Retail Jeweller magazine as one of the industry's top influencers over the past 90 years. Read the article to find out why. Attribution:       For more information about this or any other service we provide, please click he...

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PRESS RELEASE Little Gems return to Sheffield from the capital city


Friday, May 15, 2015

  If you missed the Sheffield showcase of shining silver at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, in London you will be delighted to hear the objects are returning to Sheffield and will be on display in the reception of Sheffield Assay Office from 25th May until 2nd October 2015. Galvanize Sheffield; Festival of Contemporary Metal will be s...

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Sheffield Assay Office Guardian completes hallmarking book!


Friday, May 08, 2015

  The Leopard, The Lion, The Crown and The Rose by Robert Grice Hallmarking is the oldest form of consumer protection in the UK, which has existed since 1300. Used to verify the accuracy of gold, silver and other precious metal. Gold and silver have always been important to man throughout the centuries he has sought to verif...

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A great opportunity for budding silversmiths


Friday, May 01, 2015

  Are you a budding silversmith or jeweller looking for a supportive programme that offers workspace, equipment, technical and mentor support and business advice as well as commission and exhibition opportunities? If so, we have some good news for you. Take a look at Yorkshire Artspace’s highly successful Starter Studio Progra...

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Meet the Team - Caroline Leng


Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

Budding baker Caroline revels in her testing role   Caroline Leng studied at Sheffield Hallam University and graduated with a BSc Hons in Forensic and Analytical Science. She originally joined Sheffield Assay Office in 2007 as a laboratory assistant on a placement for a year and returned as an analyst after graduating in 20...

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Precious Little Gems Commission sponsored by Sheffield Assay office and Capella Ltd


Friday, Apr 17, 2015

  Precious Little Gems Commission sponsored by Sheffield Assay office and Capella Ltd are on display at Millennium Galleries Foyer, Museums Sheffield 13th April – 4th October 2015 Commissions in Silver by Sheffield Assay Office and Capella Ltd Florence Carter and Jodie Hatcher are two of the current participants of the Starte...

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Meet the team – Sue Laycock


Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Receipt & Despatch Assistant by day; Fashion Designer by night!  Sue Laycock studied at Stocksbridge High School and gained an A grade in Art before attending Sheffield College to gain a BTEC National Diploma in Fashion Design.  She has been at Sheffield Assay Office for almost 5 years and works as a Receipt & Despatch A...

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PRESS RELEASE Little Gems Curators talk and meet the designer maker - FREE EVENT


Friday, Mar 27, 2015

Friday 17th April 2015, 12:45 – 1:30pm at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, followed by an opportunity to meet and talk with the designer makers of the Little Gems commissions.  Little Gems showcases striking work by early career designer makers from Yorkshire Artspace outside of Sheffield for the first time This March Galvanize Sheff...

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