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One Hour Hallmarking Service

2
May

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Have your articles assayed at Sheffield Assay Office in just one hour! Simply ask at the Customer Counter or call 0114 231 2121 for more information.   A minimum charge of £50 or £10 per article applies, with a maximum of 12 articles per consignment. *All charges subject to VAT Click on this link to download our printable…

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British Hallmarking Council Vacancies

25
Apr

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012

New members being sought for the British Hallmarking Council The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills is seeking to appoint four new members to the British Hallmarking Council to contribute to its important role in regulating the UK jewellery industry. Applications are open to anyone who feels they have the r…

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Assay Office Hosts the City’s Silver Anniversary Poetry Awards

23
Apr

Monday, Apr 23, 2012

The Sheffield Assay Office hosted the Steel City’s 25th annual Poetry Prize at the company’s office based in Hillsborough, Sheffield on Thursday 12th April 2012. First prize winner Leah Fleetwood for her poem ‘Wet Monday’, was presented with a bespoke silver engraved bookmark, designed and produced by the Assay Office, as well …

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Little Gems 2012 – New Commissions Made by Next Generation of Silversmiths

29
Mar

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012

Two young silversmiths who only recently started working in Sheffield, Zoë Watts and Alexander Kerrison, have been commissioned by the Sheffield Assay Office to design and create two brand new silverware objects that will be added to Sheffield’s renowned Metalwork collections.   The pieces will go on public display in the main r…

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Assay Office Appoints New Chairman

29
Mar

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012

The 238-year-old Sheffield Assay Office has appointed a new Chairman to oversee the strategic direction of the historic organisation as it moves through a changing period for the industry. Chris Heaton, who co-opted onto the Executive of the Sheffield Assay Office in September 2008, took up the post on January 1st having been a…

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The Silver Society award bursary to the curator at Sheffield Assay Office.

19
Mar

Monday, Mar 19, 2012

Last year The Silver Society announced a course on British Silver to be held at the Society of Antiquaries, London. The course was aimed at curators and new members of The Silver Society wishing to gain a more in-depth and greater understanding of five centuries of Silver. Emma Paragreen the Librarian/ Curator applied for a pla…

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Diamond Jubilee Bookmarks for Sale

15
Mar

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012

2012 is the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and the occasion represents a welcome opportunity for the UK jewellery and giftware industry. The Queen is only the second British Monarch to serve for 60 years and major celebrations are anticipated. A special commemorative hallmark has been approved, which will be an optional…

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Events - New This Season

20
Nov

Sunday, Nov 20, 2011

The Sheffield Assay Office Autumn/Winter 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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