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Begin your career with our Starter Studio sponsored programmes

23
Mar

Friday, Mar 23, 2018

Budding silversmiths and ceramicists ambitious to develop their skills and experience are being encouraged to apply for Yorkshire Artspace’s 2018 Starter Studio Programmes. Yorkshire Artspace runs two Starter Studio programmes in Sheffield for designer silversmiths and jewellers and another for ceramicists.  The courses are des...

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Emma Paragreen celebrates becoming part of the JET set

16
Mar

Friday, Mar 16, 2018

     The Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce that curator, librarian and archivist Emma Paragreen has successfully obtained the National Association of Jewellers’ JET 2Diploma. Emma attended the prestigious award ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London on Tuesday 13 March to collect her certificate, presented by th...

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

9
Mar

Friday, Mar 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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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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