Aug Friday 7th August 2020
Newly manufactured jewellery makes its way to an Assay Office as required by the Hallmarking Act. But what about jewellery that was made years ago, and is now being re-sold as second hand? Do these pre-loved items being sold on auction sites, in pawnbrokers’ shops or jewellers need hallmarking too?
Jul Wednesday 29th July 2020
In July, the team at Sheffield Assay Office celebrated 12 years since they made the transition from their old premises on Portobello Street, into a brand new, purpose built building here in Hillsborough.
Jul Thursday 16th July 2020
Here at Sheffield Assay Office we combine traditional methods with modern instrumentation and technique to provide a reliable melt and assay service. Did you know that we are the only UK assay office to offer this premium service?
Jul Monday 13th July 2020
Goldsmiths North, the annual contemporary silverware and jewellery selling fair should have been taking place this week in Sheffield - unfortunately, the event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Click here to see the line up of silversmiths and jewellers for next year's event and enter a competition to win a piece of silverware or jewellery worth up to £1,000.
Jun Thursday 18th June 2020
As the UK's industry and retail begins the slow return to work, Sheffield Assay Master, Ashley Carson, delivers the following operational update.
May Wednesday 27th May 2020
After much consideration and following advice from the government, Sheffield Assay Office have decided that, due to COVID-19, all venue hire and upcoming events will be cancelled until the end of 2020.
May Tuesday 12th May 2020
May Tuesday 5th May 2020
From Monday 11th May 2020, Sheffield Assay Office will return to its normal business hours of Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm with telephone lines open until 5pm.