Latest News & Press

Contact Us

Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
Enquiry*
Enquiry is regarding:

Yorkshire Artspace Starter Studio Silversmith Place Available

21
Jul

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...

Read More »

It's calendar time again at Sheffield Assay Office!

14
Jul

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...

Read More »

Association of Contemporary Jewellers Conference

7
Jul

Friday, Jul 07, 2017

  Visit by Association of Contemporary Jewellers to the Sheffield Assay Office as they start their weekend Conference in Sheffield. At the start of a busy weekend for the Association of Contemporary Jewellers Sheffield Assay Office were delighted to welcome members for a talk and tour of the premises in Hillsborough.  Emma Pa...

Read More »

Learn more about the assaying and hallmarking of precious metals

23
Jun

Friday, Jun 23, 2017

We welcome groups and societies to visit the Sheffield Assay Office. This is your opportunity to learn more about the assaying and hallmarking of precious metals and the work of the office over the last 244 years. Visits take place on Thursday and Friday, approx. duration 2.5 hrs. We ask for a minimum of 10 people and a maxim...

Read More »

Visit our valuation experts today!

16
Jun

Friday, Jun 16, 2017

The Sheffield Assay Office has collaborated with the Guild of Valuers & Jewellers (GVJ) to offer the valuation service which takes place at the Assay Office. This is your opportunity to drop your items into us or sit one- to-one with one of our jewellery experts whilst your pieces are valued . The valuer will examine your ...

Read More »

Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence awarded at Sheffield Hallam University Institute of Arts

9
Jun

Friday, Jun 09, 2017

Assay Master’s Prize for Excellence awarded at Sheffield Hallam University Institute of Arts. On the 8 June 2017 The Assay Master’s prize for excellence was awarded to two individuals who had shown outstanding work in their BA (Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork final year degree show.   Hayley Grafflin received a cheque for £400, ...

Read More »

Artistic Trio Inspire Others at Lunch-Time Talk

26
May

Friday, May 26, 2017

   Starter Studio programme participants discussed what it’s like to be a silversmith in Sheffield at a special lunch-time talk last week. Elizabeth Handforth, Caroline McNeill-Moss and Victoria Radcliffe are three of the current participants in the Starter Studio Programme for Designer Silversmiths and Jewellers, based at Yor...

Read More »

Did you know Nickel is now the most frequent cause of contact allergy in Europe?

19
May

Friday, May 19, 2017

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 reduce the development...

Read More »