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Friday, Sep 08, 2017

If you have any objects that require the identification of hallmarks please do not hesitate to contact 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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Get your ticket to meet Ralph Hoyle


Friday, Aug 25, 2017

  Silver Society member Ralph Hoyle will be talking about his own private collection of Rococo silver at a special event. You can hear all the revelations and secrets about the original owners of the silver at the event on Thursday 16 November 2017, from 10am to noon. There will also be the opportunity to view some of the piec...

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Showstoppers: Silver Centrepieces


Friday, Aug 18, 2017

       Showstoppers will take two iconic centrepieces from our historic silver collection and present them alongside contemporary masterpieces by artists Junko Mori and Miriam Hanid.  The exhibition will showcase the continuation and reinvention of traditional silversmithing techniques and celebrate women in silver, as mak...

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Sheffield’s talented goldsmiths exhibit in London


Friday, Aug 11, 2017

  A number of makers registered with the Sheffield Assay Office will be exhibiting at the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Fair this autumn. The Goldsmiths’ Fair takes place in September and October 2017 at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London and is recognised internationally as the premier UK showcase forcontemporary jewellery and silver.  Co...

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Celebrating the right move for the Sheffield Assay Office


Friday, Aug 04, 2017

The Sheffield Assay Office is celebrating going from strength to strength after nine years in their purpose-built premises in Hillsborough.  The company embarked upon the next chapter of its fascinating history in July 2008 when they moved from Portobello Street in Sheffield city centre to Guardian's Hall, Beulah Road in Hillsb...

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Scottish festival celebrates the finest in gold, silver and jewellery design


Friday, Jul 28, 2017

Scottish festival celebrates the finest in gold, silver and jewellery design Exhibitors confirmed for Elements 3 Elements 3, a festival celebrating the finest UK and international jewellery, silver and gold will be held in Edinburgh in November. A centrepiece of the event, which is presented by The Incorporation of Goldsmiths...

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Yorkshire Artspace Starter Studio Silversmith Place Available


Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Final Place Remaining on the Yorkshire Artspace Starter Studio Programme for Silversmiths & Jewellers - Sheffield. Due to a change in circumstances, a previously accepted place has now become available on the programme, which has been specially designed for up and coming jewellers and silversmiths. The programme, which is spon...

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It's calendar time again at Sheffield Assay Office!


Friday, Jul 14, 2017

We would be delighted if you would like to contribute to the Sheffield Assay Office Calendar 2018. Same principle as previous years, if you could supply one or two images of recent work that has passed through the Sheffield Assay Office, ideally in the last year, (we ask for an image minimum 300dpi, jpeg format. Please either s...

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