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Little Gems 2013

9
May

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This year marks 10 years of the Little Gems Commissions Project. This project was started to encourage and develop new silversmithing talent in Sheffield and continue our city’s long standing tradition of metalworking expertise and creativity. To date we have commissioned 19 Little Gems pieces, all created by talented, early-ca...

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Galvanize Sheffield 2013 – Festival of Contemporary Metal

3
May

Friday, May 03, 2013

Today is the first day of Galvanize Sheffield, a festival designed to be a celebration of the past, present and future of all things metal in Sheffield. It is a declaration that investing in skills and innovation will ensure that beautiful objects, practical tools and powerful products continue to be made in our city and appreci...

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Sheffield Assay Office Laser Engrave the 2013 Made in Sheffield Awards.

23
Apr

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013

The Made in Sheffield brand is one of the world’s greatest. It is internationally renowned as a mark of origin and quality of the city’s manufactured products. The Made in Sheffield Dinner is held annually and is designed to celebrate the talent for design, research and manufacturing which exists within the region today. It is ...

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SHEFFIELD ASSAY OFFICE TO PUT UK HALLMARK OVERSEAS

25
Feb

Monday, Feb 25, 2013

Legislation reform enables Sheffield to compete in European market The Sheffield Assay Office is celebrating a long awaited reform to legislation which now legally entitles the 240 year old Sheffield institution to apply a UK Hallmark overseas and therefore compete with European Assay Offices already operating without geographi...

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Fine, Bright and Shining: Two silversmiths selected for the Little Gems 2013 Commissions

21
Feb

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

The annual Little Gems commission by the Sheffield Assay Office was given a special twist this year. Instead of being offered the usual £1000 fee and £500 towards materials to create a new precious metal artwork, selected silversmiths Sarah Pasley and Colette Bishop were given the fee and a 1kg bar of fine silver, stamped with t...

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Tours and Talks

1
Feb

Friday, Feb 01, 2013

Join us for a coffee and partake in our popular and interesting talk about the history and work of The Office, with our Curator Emma Paragreen. Emma is both knowledgeable and passionate about our history and has recently taken her first overseas booking, a party visiting later in year, from the USA. What a compliment! This visi...

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Hallmarking Figures and Trends 2011 vs 2012

1
Feb

Friday, Feb 01, 2013

As precious metals prices continue to rise, the decline for Hallmarking reduces further. In total 9,331,451 articles were hallmarked by the four UK assay Offices in 2012, by comparison this is a decrease of 14.1% from 2011. This, on the most part, is down to a 20.8% drop in Silver articles of 1,260,628, Gold followed with ...

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Hallmarking Figures and Trends October to December 2012

1
Feb

Friday, Feb 01, 2013

This table depicts the amount of precious metal articles being submitted for hallmarking in the months of October to December  2012, by all four UK Assay Offices including the percentage increase or decrease when compared to Quarter 4 2011.                                                                                          ...

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