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Have you ever wondered how much your items of jewellery are really worth?

2
Mar

Friday, Mar 02, 2018

Have you ever wondered how much your items of jewellery are really worth? Do you ever have a sneaking suspicion that there could be some real treasure in your collection? If so, now is the time to find out for sure. In association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers, Sheffield Assay Office offers professional valuations for...

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Do your ears get irritated every time you wear metal earrings?

23
Feb

Friday, Feb 23, 2018

Do your ears get irritated every time you wear metal earrings? Did you know that nickel is now the most frequent cause of contact allergy in Europe. Skin absorption of nickel ions, released from nickel containing materials, can lead to sensitisation. The degree of sensitivity to nickel varies between individuals. This widesprea...

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Commission Opportunity: The Sheffield Assay Office Assay Master’s 25th Anniversary Commission 2018

16
Feb

Friday, Feb 16, 2018

   This commission is to mark the 25th Anniversary (1993 – 2018) of the Assay Master, Mr Ashley Carson. The Assay Master has requested that a silversmith design and make him a drinking vessel. The vessel will be used at a celebratory event on Tuesday 23rd October 2018. The commission is open to any silversmith who is ...

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This March: Sit One to One with One of Our Jewellery Experts

9
Feb

Friday, Feb 09, 2018

Valuations at Sheffield Assay Office in Association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers Have you a piece of precious metal either an object or jewellery that you would like to have valued. Why not book an appointment to sit one to one with one of our jewellery experts whilst your pieces are valued. The valuer will examine ...

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Do you have any items that require the identification of hallmarks?

2
Feb

Friday, Feb 02, 2018

If you have any objects that require the identification of hallmarks please do not hesitate to contact info@assayoffice.co.uk  Please send photographs of the object and close up images of the marks.  “Thank you for the quick reply, and for confirming the identification of the hallmarks. It is good to know that my grandmother-i...

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Competition to find industry’s finest designers

26
Jan

Friday, Jan 26, 2018

The Sheffield Assay Office will once again be sponsoring the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards 2018.  The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council promotes the highest standards in design and craftsmanship within the jewellery, goldsmithing, silversmithing industry and allied crafts. The council’s annual awards ceremony h...

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This February:Valuations at Sheffield Assay Office in Association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers

19
Jan

Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Valuations at Sheffield Assay Office in Association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers Have you a piece of precious metal either an object or jewellery that you would like to have valued. Why not book an appointment to sit one to one with one of our jewellery experts whilst your pieces are valued. The valuer will examine ...

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The Mary Parsons Charity Service for retired Silversmiths

12
Jan

Friday, Jan 12, 2018

The annual Mary Parsons Charity Service took place on the 27th December 2016, St John’s Day at The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul. The service was well attended by beneficiaries of the charity and guests. Following the service everyone enjoyed refreshments and gave the silversmithing community an opportunity to catch u...

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