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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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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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