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Vicky Ambery- Smith: Book Box

Silversmith Vicki Ambery -Smith has been making unique pieces for over 20 years. Her latest creation is a unique silver book cover, a commission from a customer she met at Goldsmiths’ Fair. Vicki explained the customer had a collection of rare books, one of which was written in Amsterdam in 1650 by Menasseh Ben Israel. […]

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Nelson’s Lost Jewel: Recreating the Chelengk

A recording from an evening at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Monday 5 March, 2018. Jewellery expert Joanna Hardy, historian Martyn Downer (author of Nelson’s Lost Jewel), jeweller Philip Denyer and Roger Stephenson, the Deputy Chairman at Lock & Co Hatters discuss Nelson’s Chelengk, one of the most iconic jewels in British history. The ‘Chelengk’: a turban/hat […]

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New Work at Collect

Collect 2018 opened to the public at midday today. We are delighted to be showing at Collect for the first time, and to be presenting brand new work by many makers. Below are some of the highlights of the new work – come and visit us at Collect to see more!

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Goldsmiths’ Fair at Collect

We are delighted to be bringing a selection of Goldsmiths’ Fair makers to Collect for the first time. We will be showcasing some of the UK’s best craftsmen working in precious metals and debuting many brand new pieces from Goldsmiths’ Fair makers, to be revealed on Thursday! Follow us on social media to be amongst the […]

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Juliette Bigley: Collect Open

Introduced in 2011, Collect Open shines a light on individual makers, and provides a platform to present exceptional new works at a much larger scale. Included amongst the 14 makers in 2018 is Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitor, Juliette Bigley. Juliette will be presenting a new work, TABLE, her first installation and her largest work today to […]

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A History of the Great XII Livery Companies

The Goldsmiths’ Company is fifth in the order of precedence of the Great Twelve Livery Companies in the City of London. But what does that mean? In a recording of a lecture given to the Members’ History Group, Dr Timothy Schroder discusses the history and establishment of the order of precedence of the ‘Great Twelve’.

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Commissioning Engagement Rings with Maya Selway and David McCaul

Jewellers Maya Selway and David McCaul in conversation with Janice Hosegood at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017. Maya and David talk about their own unique styles, and how they guide their clients through the commissioning process – discussing the types of metal and gemstones and the design process. Both also reflect on the benefits of the commissioning […]

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Creative Influences- Ami Pepper

Jeweller, Ami Pepper showed us some photographs of what influences her work. ‘The images of nature are taken from the coastlines around Pembrokeshire where I grew up. Gathering up all my beach comb finds I hoard them in my studio to study and take impressions.’ I carve all my pieces in wax. I love wax, […]

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