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Guiding you through the hallmarking process

Friday 1st February 2019

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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Danny Smith promoted to Hallmarking Production Manager

Friday 25th January 2019

We’re delighted to announce that Danny Smith, a well-established member of our hallmarking team, has recently been promoted to Hallmarking Production Manager. Danny started his working life as a professional footballer with Sheffield Wednesday FC but football’s loss was our gain when he chose to swap chasing silverware with …

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Trading Standards Success thanks to the NAJ’s IRV

Tuesday 15th January 2019

An outrageous jewellery scam has been successfully prosecuted thanks to the efforts of Registered Valuer Graham Price FIRV.  A Mansfield woman was extorting money from the public by passing off CZ-set silver and base metal rings as platinum and diamonds. On Thursday 10th January  Ka Man Lam, 27, was fined the sum of £3,000 at N…

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Learn about assaying, testing and hallmarking of precious metals

Friday 11th January 2019

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…

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Bringing the silversmiths’ of the City of Sheffield together

Friday 4th January 2019

The annual Mary Parsons Charity Service took place on the 27th December 2018 at The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul. The service was taken by the Dean The Reverend Peter Bradley and Reverend Captain Mike Reeder. The service was well attended by beneficiaries of the charity and guests. Following the service everyo…

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Talks and tours bookings now being taken for 2019!

Friday 28th December 2018

Sheffield Assay Office is a popular venue for organisations and groups - both those who already have a special interest in silver and hallmarking and those who appreciate an unusual and memorable day out. Whether you are a group of friends, a club or an organisation, you will find that our fascinating history, library resources…

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New commissions to be made in Silver for Sheffield Assay Office

Friday 21st December 2018

Photograph: Starter Studio Participants from Yorkshire Artspace, Left - Right Suzanne, Daisy, Aoife and Fran Each year the office offers a commission opportunity to emerging silversmiths in their second year of the Starter Studio Programme for Designer Silversmiths and jewellers at Yorkshire Artspace. This year the panel made u…

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