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Silversmiths ‘do their bit’ with one-off creation


Monday, Sep 17, 2012

A keen silversmith and mother who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer has created a unique solid sterling silver platter to raise money for the ‘Do Your Bit’ campaign. Juliana Haynes and a group of silversmith students from Hillsborough College, are ‘doing their bit’ to raise money for the £1.3 million appeal by producing ...

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Sheffield’s Latest Golden Girl!


Tuesday, Sep 04, 2012

Karen Williamson has become the latest runner from Sheffield to win gold! Karen was awarded a custom-made gold medal at the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run on Sunday (2 September) after becoming the 2012th person over the finishing line.   The 36-year-old completed the Sheffield 10K course in one hour and five minutes to receive the ...

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Nickel Testing – How Does the New Legislation Affect Me?


Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

What is Nickel? Nickel is a universally found material and, as it is cheaper than other more inert metals, it is used widely in the costume jewellery industry. Why Do We Need to Test for Nickel? Nickel is the most common cause of allergic contact dermatitis, with 10% of UK adults being affected. As Nickel is universally used ...

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Sheffield Assay Office - Talk and Tour


Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012

On Thursday 20th September 2012 From 10:00am to 12:30pm Take the opportunity to find out more about the testing and marking of precious metals in the city of Sheffield.  The Sheffield Assay Office have been established for 239 years and welcome you to a talk about the history and work of the Assay Office , view selected piece...

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Yorkshire’s Olympic success celebrated with running medals


Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012

Yorkshire’s medal success in the London 2012 Olympics is being celebrated at the latest sporting event in the county. Every entrant into the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run will have the opportunity to win a unique medal to mark their participation in the Sheffield 10k running event on Sunday, September 2. A custom made gold medal wi...

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Sheffield Assay Office Celebrate 30 Years UKAS Accreditation (0012)


Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012

Sheffield Analytical Services, a division of the Sheffield Assay Office, has been awarded a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) certificate for the 30th year running, making it the longest established UKAS accredited Assay Laboratory in Britain. Precious metals have been analysed at the Sheffield Assay Office for almost...

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Hallmarking Figures and Trends May 2012


Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012

This table depicts the amount of precious metal articles being submitted for hallmarking in the month of May 2012, by all four UK Assay Offices including the percentage increase or decrease when compared to May 2011. Source: British Hallmarking Council   Quantities YOY Movements -/+% GOLD British 9...

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A piece of Civic history for Jubilee celebrations


Monday, May 28, 2012

The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield accepted a very special medallion on Friday 27th April.  The silver medallion, designed and created by Sarah Stevenson, a graduate fromSheffieldHallamUniversity, is to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The medallion counterweight will be fixed to the Mayoress’s collarette that is worn on C...

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