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A piece of Civic history for Jubilee celebrations

28
May

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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Hallmarking Requirements -The Decline Continues...

22
May

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

UK Hallmarking Figures and Trends January to March 2012 / Quarterly Hallmarking Figures Due to high precious metal prices and a fall in consumer spending once again, the decline in the total number of units requiring Hallmarking  across all four UK Assay Offices has declined. In the quarter ending 31st March 2012 there was a…

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Guidance on Description, Hallmarking and Marking of Bonded Gold in the UK

4
May

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Hallmarking Act 1973 confers a duty on the British Hallmarking Council to take all steps appearing to be open to it for ensuring enforcement of the law with respect to hallmarking (s13(1)) and to assist enforcement authorities accordingly (s13(2)). The guidance set out below is issued in the exercise of these functions.On 24…

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UK's Biggest Seizure of Unhallmarked Gold

2
May

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Two jewellery company directors have been taken to court following one of the largest seizures of unhallmarked gold jewellery made by Trading Standards officers in the UK. Wandsworth Council launched a prosecution after officers discovered nearly 6,000 items of unhallmarked gold jewellery, worth about £750,000, during an inspec…

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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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