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There’s nothing scary about our Halloween Hallmarks!


Friday, Nov 07, 2014

Do you have a piece of jewellery that you’d like to know more about? Are you inquisitive about a family heirloom and keen to establish how old it is and what it’s made of? At Sheffield Assay Office we offer enquiry days where Emma Paragreen our Curator and Librarian and Matthew Hawker our Quality Manager examine objects brought…

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EU legislation under review to implement Minamata Convention on Mercury


Friday, Oct 31, 2014

The Minamata Convention on Mercury, signed in October 2013, is a global treaty that aims to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. The major highlights of the Minamata Convention include a ban on new mercury mines, the phasing out of existing ones, control measures on air emissions and the…

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Jeweller fined thousands for flouting Hallmarking laws


Friday, Oct 24, 2014

A jewellery shop in Wembley and its former company director have been fined for selling goods without the required hallmarks. Officers from Brent and Harrow Trading Standards found that Rathy Jewellers Limited, in Ealing Road was selling more than 50 gold, platinum and palladium rings without the legally required mark to prove t…

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Meet the Team - Paul Whitehead (Furnace Team Leader)


Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Unlike some of the recent employees we have featured in our ‘Meet the team’ articles, Paul Whitehead is definitely not a new face! In fact, he started out at Sheffield Assay Office as a junior assayer after joining us straight from school. He rose steadily through the ranks over the years and now thoroughly enjoys his role as F…

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Friday, Oct 10, 2014

On the 4th of December Sheffield Assay Office will open its doors to show our Analytical Services department. Please do join us.    …

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Meet the team – our dynamic Italian duo


Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

We’re extremely proud of the team we have in our recently established sub-office in Milan.

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2015 calendar update


Friday, Sep 19, 2014

 We have now made the final selection of images for the Sheffield Assay Office 2015 calendar and the information has been sent to the designers so they can prepare the final version. The calendar showcases the wonderful work that passes through the Sheffield Assay office to be tested and hallmarked every year and highlights the…

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Sheffield Assay Office marks Heritage Open Day with latest talk and tour


Friday, Sep 12, 2014

  On Friday 12th September, Sheffield Assay Office celebrated the Heritage Open Day initiative by holding the latest in our talk and tour series. We were pleased to join with 60 other historical venues in Sheffield to open our doors to the public on that day. Emma Paragreen, Curator and Librarian gave an illustrated talk about…

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