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Sheffield Assay Office Analytical Services and Hallmarking Services Open Day 2015


Friday, Sep 18, 2015


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Heritage Open Day at Sheffield Assay Office a shining success


Friday, Sep 11, 2015

Heritage Open Day at Sheffield Assay Office a shining success. The Sheffield Assay Office was delighted to see such interest from the public for Heritage Open Day 2015. Over 20 people booked to visit the premises and hear about the historical practice of testing and hallmarking precious metals. The visitors travelled from far ...

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Sheffield Assay Office adapts its Nickel Testing to reflect new legislation


Friday, Sep 04, 2015

New legislation came into effect from 31 August for nickel testing. The new standard BS EN 1811:2011 + A1:2015 supersedes BS EN 1811:2011, which has been withdrawn.  The main changes to the nickel testing legislation effective from 31 August 2015 are as follows:  Migration limit of 0.5µg/cm2/week for articles intended ...

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The History of Silver


Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

The History of Silver  Do you want to know more about the history of silver?  then why not join Mark Littler Silver Specialist from Tennants Auctioneers and Emma Paragreen Curator and Librarian from the Sheffield Assay Office on Thursday 29th October 2015 as they give a joint lecture on the history of hallmarking, the work of S...

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Valuations at Sheffield Assay Office in Association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers


Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Valuations at Sheffield Assay Office in Association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers Have you a piece of precious metal either an object or jewellery that you would like to have valued. Why not book an appointment to sit one to one with one of our jewellery experts whilst your pieces are valued. The valuer will examine ...

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Sheffield Assay Office opens for Heritage Open Day 2015


Friday, Aug 07, 2015

  Sheffield Assay Office will open its doors to the public on Friday 11th September. The Sheffield Assay Office is one of four assay offices in the UK, a unique historical company within the City of Sheffield that has been testing and hallmarking precious metals since 1773.  Come and listen to a talk about the history and work...

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It's calendar time again at Sheffield Assay Office!


Friday, Jul 31, 2015

Sheffield Assay Office Calendar 2016 We would be delighted if you would like to contribute to the Sheffield Assay Office Calendar 2016.  Same principle as previous years, if you could supply one or two images of recent work that has passed through the Sheffield Assay Office, ideally in the last year, (we ask for an image minimu...

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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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