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Sheffield Assay Office 2019 calendar displaying a wonderful variety of jewellery and silversmithing


Friday, Dec 07, 2018

 .  We are delighted to announce that the Sheffield Assay Office calendar is now available for our customers; many have been despatched on the delivery vehicles, they are also available from the customer counter at Sheffield Assay Office. But hurry, they are in popular demand and when they are gone they are gone!  This limited…

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Sheffield Metalsmiths exhibit at Manchester Craft & Design Centre


Friday, Nov 23, 2018

   A showcase of contemporary metal makers from Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield. Metalsmiths features the work of seven contemporary makers, each of whom offer a unique aesthetic quality and showcase a range of techniques and processes in their work. From clean scores and folds to manipulated sheet silver in Imogen Clarkstone’s …

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The Mary Parsons Charity Service for retired Silversmiths


Friday, Nov 16, 2018

 .  In 1817, a lady called Mary Parsons left a bequest in her will for the amount of £1,500 - in those days a considerable amount - to benefit old, infirm and poor Sheffield silversmiths. This generous gesture was made in memory of her brother John, who was one of the earliest Sheffield platers and silversmiths in Sheffield. T…

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Nickel and the Skin - find out more...


Friday, Nov 09, 2018

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 widespread health problem has forced the introduction of measures to redu…

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Ashley shows he’s the master of silver ceremonies


Friday, Nov 02, 2018

 .  Assay Master Ashley Carson showed he was also the master of silver ceremonies when he marked his 25th anniversary working for the Sheffield Assay Office.  Ashley has held the prestigious title for a quarter of a century since joining the Sheffield Assay Office straight from school.  He marked the milestone by hosting a ce…

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Unique Venue at Sheffield Assay Office


Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Sheffield Assay Office offers a unique venue for training and conference facilities. Our headquarters here at Guardian's Hall have been purpose-built to meet our needs, and those of our clients, exactly. The ground floor of this impressive two-storey building is dedicated to assay, analytical and research services whilst the …

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Come and find us on Social Media


Friday, Oct 19, 2018

We are fully active on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn.  You can follow us here: Twitter – LinkedIn – Facebook – Come and join the conversation!…

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Have your jewellery valued by experts at the Assay Office valuation days this November


Friday, Oct 12, 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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