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Sheffield Assay Office is into the PJ Awards final!

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Thursday 18th July 2024

Here at Sheffield we're delighted to have been nominated as a finalist in the 2024 Professional Jeweller Awards, in the category of CSR Jewellery Supplier of the Year! I the CSR Jewellery Supplier category, votes can be cast by any jewellery retail organisation and we'd LOVE to receive your vote!

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HALO Award 2024 launched at NAJ AGM

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Jul
Wednesday 17th July 2024

The NAJ’s Annual General meeting at the iconic Tower of London marked the launch of the HALO (Hallmarking Awareness and Learning Online) Award as it returns for a third year. The HALO Award is supported by the British Hallmarking Council and the NAJ. Its objective is to encourage and reward promotion of the importance of the hallmark to all consumers browsing and buying fine jewellery or silverware online.  

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Retail Jeweller's UK Retail Jewellery Awards 2024

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Jul
Sunday 14th July 2024

Attended by over 600 people from across the industry including retailers, manufacturers, designers and jewellery professionals, and with presentations to winners in 20 categories, the recent UK Retail Jeweller Awards was a great opportunity for industry professionals to celebrate the successes and achievements of colleagues in the trade, and especially those of our own customers.

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Updated Diamond Import Guidelines

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Jul
Saturday 13th July 2024

An update to the 1st March 2024 G7 Russian diamond import restrictions which apply to any stones over one carat in weight, and detail what is required across the trade to ensure compliance. 

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The Growth of Laboratory Grown Diamonds

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Jul
Friday 12th July 2024

Laboratory Grown Diamonds (LGDs) continue to grow in popularity and there are now many more available in the marketplace as companies continue to enter the market producing them.  Having recognised the potential, producers have further improved the technology and consumers are now able to purchase LGDs with a certificate and specific colour and clarity; in effect, the same as purchasing a natural diamond. 

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Chris Heaton - The Last Epic Challenge

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Jun
Thursday 20th June 2024

On Tuesday 11th June here at Sheffield Assay Office we were delighted to host a Master Cutler's Challenge fundraising evening involving a fascinating presentation by Executive Member and Guardian, Chris Heaton, describing his recent 1000 mile cycle ride across the Empty Quarter Desert - the largest continuous sand desert on earth. 

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Show Your Metal Exhibition Opens 13th June 2024

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Jun
Thursday 6th June 2024

Opening on Thursday 13 June, Show Your Metal will showcase over 100 objects drawn from Sheffield’s Designated Metalwork Collection, recognising the pioneering advances that earned the city a global reputation. These collection highlights will go on display alongside a number of significant loans, including artist Cornelia Parker’s spectacular large-scale installation, Rorschach (Endless Column III) and a striking replica of a stainless steel dress made by British Steel in the 1960s.

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