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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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Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence


Friday, Jun 12, 2015

  Last night (Thursday 11th June) Assay Master Mr Ashley Carson was delighted to present the Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence to Victoria Radcliffe. Victoria received a cheque for £500 for her beautifully crafted metalwork entitled ‘A Subliminal Mind’. The work consisted of a series of drinking vessels. These were made in pr…

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Summer punch party and canapés at Sheffield Assay Office


Friday, Jun 05, 2015

Summer punch party and canapés at Sheffield Assay Office  in aid of the Master Cutler’s Challenge, 2015 supporting Brathay Trust.  The Sheffield Assay Office has been the proud owners of a wonderful punch bowl and cups since the year 2000.  Recently the punch bowl was removed from display at Millennium Galleries, Museums Shef…

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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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