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Internet sales could see you breaking the law

14
May

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Did you know...  that if you sell articles made of precious metal via the internet, you are legally obliged to display the Dealers Notice on your website? The law The Hallmarking Act 1973 provides that it is an offence to describe, in the course of a business or trade, any article as made wholly or partly of precious metal (i…

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Custom-built induction furnace substantially enhances melting capabilities

13
May

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Analytical Services division of the Sheffield Assay Office (AS) has expanded its capacity for melting by acquiring a custom-built induction furnace. In the last few months, AS has seen a continued increase in demand for melting precious and non-precious metal alloys and our new equipment now enables us to deliver a very high…

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Precious Little Gems 2019

10
May

Friday, May 10, 2019

A silver toast to Sheffield Silversmiths with a gin chalice, water jug and cup. Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce that the Precious Little Gems Commissions sponsored by the office are now on display in the foyer of Museums Sheffield, Millennium Gallery. These stunning pieces have been designed and made by Yorkshir…

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Jewellery Outlook: "Sheffield Assay Office offers first-rate service, collection and delivery"

1
May

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Thank you to David Brough of Jewellery Outlook who featured the following article about the excellent service we provide here at Sheffield Assay Office, in their publication this month. Click here to read the article in full.   Click here to read the full article. For further information about all of our services, or to arran…

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The Use and Importance of Ferroalloys

25
Apr

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

  In the Analytical Services laboratory here at Sheffield Assay Office, we have great experience working with ferroalloys. But what exactly are they and what are they used for? Ferroalloys - an overview Ferroalloys is a term used to identify various alloys of iron with a high proportion of one or more other elements; e.g. Cr,…

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New Hallmarking Team Takes Shape

12
Apr

Friday, Apr 12, 2019

  Following his recent appointment as Hallmarking Production Manager, Danny Smith has been concentrating on building an excellent team around him to help drive the department forward and establish a solid foundation for future growth. The four key members of staff consist of Aaron Walker, Angela Shelley, Amy Guest and Jordan C…

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Silver teapots by designer silversmith Cameron Maxfield unveiled at Millennium Gallery, Museums Sheffield

12
Apr

Friday, Apr 12, 2019

Cameron Maxfield (Max) is a master of his craft with a vast knowledge of traditional skills and a meticulous attention for detail. His work reflects his keen eye for contemporary design and employment of alternative methods and materials. He has a personal passion for the teapot, returning to and experimenting with the form over…

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New northern contemporary jewellery and silversmithing show announced

12
Apr

Friday, Apr 12, 2019

  Organisers have chosen the magnificent Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield as the back- drop for a new precious metals selling fair, the first of its kind in the region. Goldsmiths North will build on the success of The Goldsmiths’ Fair in London and the Elements Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold in Edinburgh when it takes…

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