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First ever online Goldsmiths' Fair opened by Prince Charles

[youtube url=http://youtu.be/GGvGiWC4RJE] Goldsmiths' Fair opened this year, for the first time in its 38 year history, as an online only event, due to to the global pandemic. In an act of support of the jewellery and silversmithign craft and industry Prince Charles made a personal address to open the event on 23rd September. The Goldsmiths' Company took the decision in Spring 2020 not to cancel their support for the industry to which they are wedded, but to pivot the event so that it continue to go ahead, providing an essential route to market for the small independent businesses [youtube

King Charles III visits the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell

The King hand struck the King’s Mark onto a Processional Cross for the Church in Wales made by silversmith and master craftsman Michael Lloyd during a visit to the Goldsmiths' Centre. The Cross was commissioned by The Goldsmiths’ Company on behalf of The former Prince of Wales (now The King,) as a gift for the Church in Wales. His Majesty King Charles III has been helping to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Goldsmiths’ Centre today (23 November), by visiting trainees and apprentices at its workshops and exhibition space near Hatton Garden, London’s famous jewellery quarter. The King

Hawes & Curtis & The Prince's Trust Launch New Collection

Hawes & Curtis, the quintessentially British brand, has created an exclusive collection in collaboration with HRH The Prince of Wales's charity The Prince's Trust. Hawes & Curtis is a quintessentially British brand specialising in fine tailoring and accessories for men and women. Founded in 1913 by Ralph Hawes and George Frederick Curtis, Hawes & Curtis has since become the go-to brand for British classics whilst continuing to deliver the promise of exceptional quality, innovation and outstanding value. These values are now synonymous with the Hawes & Curtis name. The collection consists of limited edition shirts for men and women, as

First King Charles III submitted for testing at the Trial of the Pyx

Landmark year as the first King Charles III coins and the largest coin in The Royal Mint’s history are submitted for testing at the Trial of the Pyx The Royal Mint has today submitted nearly 10,000 coins for testing at the UK’s oldest judicial ceremony, the Trial of the Pyx, held at Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London. The 700-year-old ceremony aims to protects consumers by upholding the quality of the nation’s coinage through rigorous testing – as important today as it was at the first recorded public trial in 1248. The process ensures that the coins produced by

News Edit: 27 September 2020

Here is a round up of last week's international jewellery news...   ‘Making things is human instinct’: Prince Charles supports UK jewellers at Goldsmiths' Virtual Fair The Telegraph: As the Prince opens this year’s digital offering, the Head of Goldsmiths' Fair selects her top 10 highlights from the virtual show. telegraph.co.uk A Sneak Peek At The Uber-Talented British Jewellers Not To Be Missed At This Year’s Goldsmiths Fair Vogue: British Vogue’s top picks from the first digital edition of the famous fair that showcases independent designer-makers. vogue.co.uk No Piercing? No Problem. Marion Cotillard Designs A Piercing-Free Curated Ear Capsule For

News Edit: 25 November 2018

A round up of this week's international jewellery news...   Harumi collaborates with Goossens on the ultimate jewellery as 'wearable sculpture' The Telegraph: People tend to assume that jewellery designer Harumi Klossowska de Rola started off as a sculptor, but then moved to jewellery. www.telegraph.co.uk Marie Antoinette's pendant sells for £25m in jewellery auction Sky News: Jewellery belonging to France's most famous queen has fetched millions of pounds at auction in Geneva. news.sky.com Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are backing this major jewellery trend Marie Claire: ICYMI, Prince Charles celebrated his 70th birthday last night, with a super fancy party

News Edit: 27 November 2022

Here is a round up of this week's international jewellery news...   Charles handstamps king’s mark on silver cross gifted to church in Wales The Independent: The hallmarking took place at The Goldsmiths’ Centre where Charles met jewellery and silversmithing trainees and apprentices. www.independent.co.uk Charles handstamps king’s mark on silver cross gifted to church in Wales Express and Star: The hallmarking took place at The Goldsmiths’ Centre where Charles met jewellery and silversmithing trainees and apprentices. www.expressandstar.com Charles handstamps king’s mark on silver cross gifted to church in Wales Bury Mercury: The King has handstamped the king’s mark on a

Love of Travel Exhibition

Call for Applications: Love of Travel Exhibition The Pôle Bijou of the Community of Communes of the Lunéville-to-Baccarat Territory wishes to create a cycle of events related to a famous personality who was born and lived in its territory: Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt. After the first exhibition in connection with his passion for botany (July to November 2018), this second exhibition will, from February to June 2019, celebrate his immense love of travel. About Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt He was born in Lunéville in 1751, the fifth child of Barbe-Françoise Bainville and Nicolas-Charles-Sigisbert Sonnini. His father

GIA Scholarships

Call for Applications GIA Scholarships $500,000 bequest to fund Charles and Erna Leutwyler Memorial Scholarship The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will begin accepting applications for the current scholarship cycle on 1 February 2018; applications are due by 31 March 2018. Applications are available at gia.edu/scholarships for the Institute’s Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses and lab classes. 2018 is the first year for the Charles and Erna Leutwyler Memorial Scholarship, funded by a bequest of nearly $500,000 to GIA from the estate of alumni couple, Charles and Erna Leutwyler. Over the course of eight years GIA has awarded

ERA5050 wins an award

On 1st March, stars of theatre gathered at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End for the 20th annual What’sOnStage Awards, broadcast live on BBC Radio 2. During the event, the Equity Award for Services to Theatre was awarded to ERA5050, a movement that campaigns to see women represented on screen, in television and in theatre in equal numbers to men. On 1st March, stars of theatre gathered at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End for the 20th annual What’sOnStage Awards, broadcast live on BBC Radio 2. During the event, the Equity Award for Services

Hampshire jeweller introduces lab-grown diamonds collection

Family-owned and run jewellery business in New Milton, Charles Nobel is bringing more choice to its collection in time for the festive season by launching a new range of lab-grown diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are created by subjecting a diamond seed to extreme temperatures and pressures, with rough lab-grown stones crystalising within three to four weeks. Piers Bollard, Director at Charles Nobel commented: “For as long as any of us can remember, diamonds have been the most coveted of gemstones. The introduction of lab-grown diamonds is now causing shockwaves in the world of jewellery. “The techniques and processes for making these

Magical Middlesbrough Christmas Window Commission, Middlesbrough Council

Magical Middlesbrough Christmas Window Commission, Middlesbrough Council This year’s theme for our Magical Middlesbrough program will be focusing on a traditional Dickensian motif exploring the festive story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The story of Scrooge and his visits from three magical ghosts will be the basis for this year’s family friendly parade and light switch on and thus, we would like to incorporate this into the window display. Artist brief The artist/s will be required to design, develop and produce 2 x Christmas window displays that reflects the theme of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The

Istituto Marangoni London Launches ‘In Conversation With’ Speaker Series with Fashion & Design Elite

'In Conversation With' Jamie Gill Istituto Marangoni London 2nd November, 2022 at 5:30pm Prestigious Italian School Welcomes Experts & Designers - Jamie Gill,   Bill Prince, Anya Hindmarch &  Shaun Leane  This Year World-renowned fashion and design school  Istituto Marangoni London  announces their 2022 ‘In Conversation With’ speakers, including major names in the industry such as Jamie Gill, Bill Prince, Anya Hindmarch and Shaun Leane.  Istituto Marangoni’s powerful cadre of speakers this academic year highlights the school as a formidable player in the fashion world. Previous speakers include Christopher Raeburn, Massimo Giorgetti of MSGM, Francesca Ragazzi of Vogue, Alastair McKimm and Carlos Nazario of i-D, as well as other notable figures that have spoken at

News Edit: 30 April 2023

A round up of this week's national and international jewellery news...   Monbouquette: clever convertible jewels The Week: Meet the mother-and-daughter design duo who want fine jewellery to do more. www.theweek.co.uk FoundRae converts broken jewellery into modern medallions Wallpaper: The FoundRae Ingot Program breathes new life into old jewellery pieces. www.wallpaper.com Pope Francis gifts King Charles III relics from Christ's cross for coronation IB Times: King Charles III's coronation takes place on May 6 in London's Westminster Abbey. www.ibtimes.co.uk Top-secret security operation for King's Coronation to protect Crown Jewels from thieves Mirror: Massive ­exercise, which is dubbed Operation Tower of

News Edit: 12 February 2023

Here is a round up of this week's international jewellery news...   Jewels in Camilla’s Crown Will Not Include Famed Diamond Claimed by India NY Times: For the coronation of King Charles III and the queen consort, she will wear a century-old crown that does not include the storied Koh-i-Noor diamond, taken from India under British rule. www.nytimes.com Queen Camilla will wear Queen Mary's crown to Coronation but controversial jewel removed Daily Express: Camilla, Queen Consort, will wear Queen Mary's crown for King Charles's Coronation in May. www.express.co.uk Queen Mary’s Crown is removed from display at the Tower of London

News Edit: 10 March 2024

A round up of this week's national and international jewellery news... Beautiful and blue! Aquamarine jewellery to capture the stunning appeal of March's birthstone Tatler's Jewellery Editor falls under the spell of the incomparable gem, which has long been a royal favourite. www.tatler.com Buccellati announces a major retrospective in Venice The upcoming Buccellati exhibition in Venice, ‘The Prince of Goldsmiths, Rediscovering the Classics’, is produced by Balich Wonder Studio and curated by Alba Cappellieri. www.wallpaper.com What shines in the world of jewellery Add some sparkle to your jewellery box with the best and brightest news and moments to note this

News Edit: 20 March 2022

Here is a round up of this week's international jewellery news...   How much will it cost to keep the Herefordshire treasure in county? Hereford Times: Herefordshire Council has set aside over a million pounds to buy, look after and display the famous Herefordshire Hoard. www.herefordtimes.com Kate Middleton pays heartfelt tribute to Ukraine with symbolic jewellery choice Hello: The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, opted to wear a diamond and sapphire necklace with hidden ties to Ukraine at the Commonwealth Day Service alongside Prince Williams. www.hellomagazine.com Introducing Jimmy Choo’s dreamy new jewellery collection Marie Claire: Jimmy Choo is launching jewellery, and

Stephen Einhorn Makes Bespoke Jewellery for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Worn by Elle Fanning’s Character Princess Aurora

British jewellery designer, Stephen Einhorn makes bespoke jewellery designs for Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil film . The beautifully handcrafted pieces include an engagement ring worn by Elle Fanning’s character Princess Aurora and vine wedding rings made for characters Princess Aurora and and Prince Phillip, played by Harris Dickinson. Stephen says: “For Aurora’s engagement ring the brief from the film’s property master was that the design should look like an antique engagement ring and reference the 16th century ‘quatrefoil' method of stone setting. The stone we wanted for the ring needed to be a pyramid shape. We had several types

Turquoise Mountain continues training in Jordan with help of UNICEF

Turquoise Mountain was founded in 2006 by HRH The Prince of Wales to revive historic areas and traditional crafts, to provide jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride. Since 2006, Turquoise Mountain has restored over 150 historic buildings, trained over 6,000 artisans, treated almost 136,000 patients at our Kabul clinic, and supported and generated over $15.5 million in sales of traditional crafts to international clients, including Kate Spade and London’s Connaught Hotel. Turquoise Mountain has also curated major international exhibitions at museums around the world, from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington

Jocelyn Burton 1946 - 2020

Sara Jocelyn Margarita Elissa Burton (10 January 1946 - 5 April 2020) was an award-winning British silver and goldsmith. Burton was the first woman to receive the City and Guilds of London Institute top award, the Prince Philip Medal. Jocelyn Burton, 74: Effervescent silversmith and a first freewoman The Times: When in 1974 Jocelyn Burton became the first female freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths the certificate that she was handed had to have the words “son of” Roland Burton crossed out in ink, to be replaced with “daughter of”. A determined figure, Jocelyn spent a large part of

International Jewellery London to “sparkle” as it moves to historic Alexandra Palace

International Jewellery London (IJL) is moving to the iconic Alexandra Palace for its 65 th  anniversary year in 2020 and the organisers Reed Exhibitions are unveiling how the event is set to enter a new decade.    Referring to the new look and feel of IJL, Kerry Prince Reed Divisional Director said: “A feat of Victorian engineering, Alexandra Palace is a space that has recently undergone a reinvention, the Palace has been transformed, drawing it into an exciting new design space.  It is therefore a perfect time to move into the new decade, celebrate IJL’s 65 birthday and support the

Royal favourite Claudia Bradby launches new collection

Just ahead of Prince Harry's wedding to Megan Markle, jewellery designer Claudia Bradby, who is a personal friend to Britain's hottest young royals has launched a brand new collection which includes a 'mother and baby' pendant designed in collaboration with the HRH Duchess of Cambridge. For Bradby, whose ITN News anchor husband Tom scooped the official royal engagement interview with William and Kate back in 2010, 'Personalise' marks a shift in focus since this is her first customisable collection, aimed principally at gift purchasers. It comprises a series of silver and pearl charms, made from sterling silver and coated in

Swinging Into New Year Ear Bling

New Year is all about ringing in the changes, embracing something different and refreshing your look ready to kick last year into the past. After the ear cuff was the jewellery prince of royalty throughout 2017, this year will welcome the pendulum swing of XXL length earrings in shiny, sculptural, arty, glitzy chandeliers. 2018 is all about going big or going home so step up your bling game and make a statement with elegant cascading stand-out earrings! From left to right: Gold 3D Flower Droppers , Large Pearl Drop Earrings , Gold & Black Perspex Flower Droppers , Shell Dropper

Turquoise Mountain Announce New Collaboration with Sima Vaziry

Turquoise Mountain was established in 2006 at the behest of HRH the Prince of Wales and they now work in Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Middle East. Turquoise Mountain, a British not-for-profit organization, aims to support traditional Afghan craft by connecting artisan businesses with designers and retailers across the globe. This latest collaboration unites Sima Vaziry, an award-winning jewellery designer and maker based in London, with Afghan jewellery businesses based in Kabul. Afghanistan’s population is made up of several ethnic groups or tribes. Despite these tribes collectively residing in the region for hundreds of years they each have their own distinctive

Solo Craft Fair, South London

Call for Applications: Solo Craft Fair Solo Craft Fair will be returning to Prince of Wales in Brixton on Sunday 24th September, transforming two floors in to a craft festival full of stalls, workshops, live music, DJ's, kids play area and more! We are looking for high quality independent traders to hire a stall at this event. Stalls Available Club Room Table (4x2ft) £45 Club Room Pitch Only (no tabe) £45 Lower Roof Terrace Table (4x2ft) £40 Lower Roof Terrace Pitch Only (no table) £40 To Apply If you would be interested in trading at this event then please fill

Stars 'rock' up at royal wedding

All eyes were on the glamorous outfits yet the fiery brilliance of the rocks hanging off fingers, necks and ears at Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry was more than a match for the day's dazzling sunshine. As well as the bride's own jewels, namely the pair of Cartier 18-carat diamond earrings, the £100,000 10.11 carat bracelet (with over 150 individual diamonds) and the gorgeous diamond and platinum Queen Mary Tiara, there were diamonds and pearls galore among the 600 guests, many of them designed by celebrity jeweller Lorraine Schwartz who since 2002, when Halle Berry first wore her diamond-fringed

Victoria and Albert’s spectacular collection of Royal jewels go on show

The Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace will reopen this month, with a glittering suite of gems specially commissioned for Victoria by her beloved Albert set to join the display at her childhood home. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are famed - even among royal collectors - for their love of fine craftsmanship, together commissioning and purchasing some of the nineteenth century’s finest artworks, porcelains and objects d’art to fill their homes. Among the most personal of these treasures were the spectacular gifts the couple exchanged, from the moment of their engagement in 1839 and throughout their 21-year marriage.  Now,

James Handyside Wins Young Apprentice of the Year Award

HRH  The  Princess Royal, President of the City and Guilds of London Institute, presented the latest  Goldsmiths’ Company Members’ Charitable Fund Young Apprentice of the Year Award ,   which  recognises  excellence in vocational skills and career progression, to former Goldsmiths’ Company apprentice, James  Handyside. Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company, Judith  Cobham -Lowe, congratulated James at the presentation, part of the Prince Philip Medal Awards Ceremony at St James’s Palace. In 2013 James undertook a three year apprenticeship with leading  Hatton Garden engravers  R.H. Wilkins,   specialising  in hand engraving.   Trained by Master Engraver, Emmet Smith, James learned

Enjoy the magic of the Crown Jewels in your living room with a new Immersive AR experience

The   groundbreaking   The Coronation: The Immersive AR Experience  allows you to engage and interact with two digital twins of the Coronation Crowns in your own home, supporting the UK’s first 21st century Coronation. Available from 27th April exclusively on the Sky News App and website. Atlantic Productions, with thanks to the Royal Household, have created an immersive digital experience that allows all those following the Coronation to interact with the very Crown Jewels that will be used to crown King Charles III on Saturday 6th May. For the first time ever, people around the world will be able

News Edit: 16 April 2023

Here is a round up of this week's international jewellery news...   London jeweller Vashi goes bust Standard: Vashi has four jewellery stores in London. www.standard.co.uk Top entrepreneurs and financiers caught up in collapse of luxury jeweller Vashi Sky: A co-founder of Pret a Manger and the entrepreneur behind the shirtmaker Charles Tyrwhitt are among the prominent names who poured funding into Vashi, the bespoke jewellery retailer which has called in liquidators, Sky News learns. news.sky.com Shine comes off luxury jeweller Vashi as it calls in liquidators Sky: Insolvency practitioners from Teneo Restructuring were appointed this week following the tabling

News Edit: 16 October 2022

Here is a round up of this week's international jewellery news...   How King John really lost the Crown Jewels... according to an astronomer The Telegraph: Maligned monarch’s mishap was not down to poor planning, but a freak tidal wave caused by rare celestial events, claims expert. www.telegraph.co.uk All the Crown Jewels to be used at King Charles III coronation including St Edward's Crown and Coronation Spoon Manchester Evening News: The Crown Jewels are oen of the most iconic representations of the majesty of the British monarchy . www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk Diamonds, a sceptre and a set of spurs among crown jewels

Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire

Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire 30 September - 12 November 2023 Guildhall Art Gallery, Basinghall Street, City of London EC2V 5AE Dazzling display of robes, uniforms, costumes, and jewellery provides “feast for the senses” at Guildhall Art Gallery exhibition A piece of the only surviving dress worn by Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens’ court suit, an RSC robe worn by David Tennant as Richard II, and the Coronation glove of Queen Elizabeth II are among the highlights at a major exhibition at the City of London Corporation’s Guildhall Art Gallery. Featuring over 200 items dating from the Middle Ages

Opsydia Collaborates with Emerald Supplier Myne London

Leading gemstone security specialist, Opsydia, has collaborated with ethical and sustainable emerald supplier, Myne London, to permanently place its brand logo beneath the surface of its traceable emerald melee supply from Pakistan. Leading gemstone security specialist, Opsydia, has collaborated with ethical and sustainable emerald supplier, Myne London, to permanently place its brand logo beneath the surface of its traceable emerald melee supply from Pakistan. The Opsydia team worked with Myne London Founders Fiona Wellington and Kate Murray Gordos, and their in-house gemmologist Charles Evans Bsc (Hons) FGA DGA, to create a procedure for placing the business’ unique ‘M’ logo beneath

Tiffany & Co.: The Story Behind the Style

Tiffany & Co.: The Story Behind the Style by Rachael Taylor Tiffany & Co.: The Story Behind the Style is a beautifully illustrated, handbag-sized visual history of one of the world's most iconic brands. Open the world's most famous little blue box to discover the story of Tiffany & Co. since its founding in 1837. Packed with photographs and information from the company's 185 years, get a glimpse of the legendary designs that have made Tiffany & Co. a household name. Starting in New York City in 1837, you will discover just how far plucky upstart Charles Lewis Tiffany went

News Edit: 20 September 2020

Here is a round up of last week's international jewellery news...   Works of art: the best of this season’s high jewellery pieces It can take hundreds, if not thousands, of hours to create a high jewellery piece. Jessica Diamond on this season’s sparkling labours of love. Photographs by Charles Negre. www.thetimes.co.uk From Gabrielle Chanel to Elsa Peretti, Meet the Women Who Changed the Jewelry World The world of jewelry was, for a long time, the domain of men. But throughout the twentieth century, exceptional women have taken control and revolutionized the codes of the most prestigious houses. Meet the

Chasing & Repousse Masterclass with Bryony Knox

Chasing & Repousse Masterclass with Bryony Knox 18/19th March  & 28/29th April  Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh Silversmith Bryony Knox teaches the ancient art of Chasing & Repousse - where sheet metal is formed and embossed using small steel tools, whilst held in pine pitch.  Are you tempted to add this adaptable skill to your jewellery & silversmithing repertoire.... Inspired by the stunning metalwork of the Glasgow style in this 150 anniversary year of Charles Rennie Mackintosh? About the Course The course will be 2 days long, over a weekend and 10-5pm each day. @ £90 per person per day and £20 for

Chasing & Repousse Masterclass with Bryony Knox

Chasing & Repousse Masterclass with Bryony Knox 18/19th March  & 28/29th April  Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh Silversmith Bryony Knox teaches the ancient art of Chasing & Repousse - where sheet metal is formed and embossed using small steel tools, whilst held in pine pitch.  Are you tempted to add this adaptable skill to your jewellery & silversmithing repertoire.... Inspired by the stunning metalwork of the Glasgow style in this 150 anniversary year of Charles Rennie Mackintosh? About the Course The course will be 2 days long, over a weekend and 10-5pm each day. @ £90 per person per day and £20 for

Gang of thieves raid Cotswold Arts and Craft Museum

A gang of thieves launched a raid on the award-winning Court Barn Arts and Craft Museum and in what looks to be a premeditated crime, took off with a number of silver pieces dating back to 1900. The items taken range from pieces by architect and designer Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), Hart Silversmiths who joined Ashbee in Campden in 1902 and who still make silver today and designer Robert Welch (1929-2000). They include a silver pendant in the form of a butterfly with wings of enamel and a blue enamel pendant, c1902. The Museum opened in 2007 to  preserve and

News Edit: 7 March 2021

Here is a round up of this week's international jewellery news...   Beautiful aquamarine birthstone jewellery for March Luxury London: Associated with serenity and tranquility, there’s no better birthday gift for turbulent times. luxurylondon.co.uk Meghan's 'ethically-sourced' pink ring in recent video holds 'special connection' to past Daily Express: MEGHAN, Duchess of Sussex's ring accessory in one of her and Prince Harry's latest appearances has a special meaning for the royal, according to the jewellery brand maker. www.express.co.uk The $20,000 PC Encrusted With Diamonds And Bill Gates Forbes: You've probably heard of celebrities customizing their favorite sneakers or watches with precious

News Edit: 9 October 2022

Here is a round up of this week's international jewellery news...   King Charles III's coronation to feature jewels worth £3.5 billion Cambridge News: The most expensive crown jewels were recently seen placed on top of the Queen's coffin. www.cambridge-news.co.uk Step Inside Chanel’s New Paris Flagship Designed by Peter Marino Galerie Magazine: The Place Vendôme space debuts with a celestial high-jewelry collection inspired by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s archival designs. galeriemagazine.com Gigi And Naomi Celebrate Messika’s “Empowering” Paris Fashion Week Runway Show Vogue: The Parisian house’s latest high jewellery collection heralds the return of body jewellery. www.vogue.co.uk Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's bridal