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Marcia Lanyon Talks Briolettes

Providing a flash of light through a faceted earring or the gentle sheen of a polished pippin in opaque semi-precious stones, briolettes and pippins are a wonderful way to use gemstones in jewellery.  These dangling treasures show off the cutter’s skill with the same cut or polished finished on all sides while being drilled to one side of the stone in order for it to be suspended from wire or thread or mounted with a cap. Cuts Delicate marquise-shaped or flattened drops cut with either an oval section, round-section chubby ‘onions’, or long delicate top-drilled pippins are just a few

Marcia Lanyon going going... almost gone

One of the UK’s industry’s leading figures Marcia Lanyon might be winding down her much loved business but customers have no reason to worry about being left in the lurch, she says. The 69 year-old gemmologist, who is one of the leading suppliers to jewellery designers and makers in the UK, announced her retirement last week having carved out an unrivalled reputation for sourcing precious stones from all corners of the planet. Over a period of 40 years, she has built up an enviable mailing list of around 7,000 clients but says none will be left high and dry when

Display Cabinet

Display Cabinet For Sale  We have a ‘pre-loved’ display cabinet for sale in good used condition and perfect for jewellery displays. Upright Cabinet – 2000mm high x 1000mm wide x 400mm deep (external measurements) with four shelves and two sliding doors which are lockable.   It also has two low voltage halogen lamps to illuminate the stock (50w). Bought as seen, it would need to be collected from Hatton Garden at a time to be arranged. Price £250  Contact If you are interested in buying this, please call the Marcia Lanyon Ltd Hammersmith number and ask for Nancy or Ali

Bench Space For Hire by the day in Hackney, London E8

Bench Space For Hire by the day in Hackney, London E8 I have a fully-equipped bench to rent in my lovely, light-filled Dalston studio. £25 per day and available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Use of tools included in the price and, although this isn't a tutored session, I will also be available for the occasional bit of help if you're a beginner. Please do get in touch if you're looking for a monthly rental too (the bench is not available on Saturdays though) as it will be a much lower price for a permanent rental. Contact Marcia on 07913739621