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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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Adrenaline junkie Jack loves sampling life at Sheffield Assay Office - Meet the Team!


Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

Before joining Sheffield Assay Office Jack Hannon studied at Manchester University where he achieved a first class MChem (Honours) degree in Chemistry.   He has been working with us for 14 months as an Analytical Chemist, where his responsibilities centre on the analysis of a variety of sample types. His daily tasks include e...

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Silver commission shines again once more


Friday, Nov 20, 2015

     Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce the wonderful Millennium punch bowl and cups are now back on display in the recently refurbished Metalwork Gallery, Millennium Galleries run by Museums Sheffield.  Curators’ Emma Paragreen and Clare Starkie were joined by designer makers Alex Brogden, Brett Payne, Chris Kni...

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Events - New This Season - Programme 2016


Friday, Nov 13, 2015

The Sheffield Assay Office early 2016 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. Fo...

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New Commission for Sheffield Assay Office and Museums Sheffield


Friday, Nov 06, 2015

  If you missed the two beautiful contemporary silver commissions designed and made by Yorkshire Artspace's Starter Studio Programme for Designer Silversmiths' and Jewellers' Florence Carter and Jodie Hatcher, do not worry as Sheffield Assay Office has donated Florence's work to the city's Designated Metalwork Collection cared ...

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Silversmiths get started on Yorkshire Artspace programme


Friday, Oct 30, 2015

A new group of students have taken their places on the Yorkshire Artspace starter studio programme. Sheffield Assay Office has been sponsoring the silversmiths programme since 2002 and we are excited to see how this new group of participants will develop their skills and creativity over the coming months. The new participants a...

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