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Webinar: A Jewel Box of Storytelling

5
Feb
Friday 5th February 2021

On Wednesday 10th February, Helen Dimmick, Guardian at Sheffield Assay Office and award-winning Gemologist, will be holding a webinar with CHELSEA ROCKS and Prestat Finest Chocolate & Truffles. The online event will trace the history of royal jewels in London, Laboratory Grown diamonds and other diamond storytelling.

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The Cutler's Company Competition

5
Feb
Friday 5th February 2021

The Cutlers’ Company is launching an annual design competition to create a set of contemporary cutlery, consisting of a knife, a fork and a spoon. This new competition is planned to run for the next 95 years and is open to students and new graduates (up to 3 years after graduation).

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Fur coats purchases being used as a cover for buying gold

5
Feb
Friday 5th February 2021

Former Senior Trading Standards Officer, retired member of the British Hallmarking Council and active Guardian at Sheffield Assay Office, Mr Robert Grice, has written this detailed article to help warn of the perils of the Fur Coat / Gold scam currently taking place in Germany.

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How Does Brexit Affect REACH?

14
Jan
Thursday 14th January 2021

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, and is the system for controlling chemicals in the EU. Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and the subsequent transition period, what does this mean for these regulations?

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A Brighter Future for Sheffield Assay Office

14
Jan
Thursday 14th January 2021

As a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, the Sheffield Assay Office recognises that they have a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. Read on to find out how they plan to reduce their energy usage by converting to LED lighting.

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