Prince Charles makes personal address to open Goldsmiths Fair 2020


First ever online Goldsmiths' Fair opened by Prince Charles

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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 which show at the event - and their wider supply chains in industry.

The online platform will allow the event's thousands of visitors from around the world, old and new, to enjoy the extraordinary works created by some of the best jewellers and silversmiths working in the UK today.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has opened Goldsmiths' Fair Digital last week, in a video address to visitors, in which he shares his support for the UK craft industry. His Royal Highness has been an honorary member of the Goldsmiths’ Company since 1981. 

Until the 6th October viwers can browse the 2020 Fair exhibitors and a selection of their newest collections on our website, which can purchased directly from the makers via the new Goldsmiths' Fair website.  

This year’s talks programme promises to be one of our best yet. All the talks are online (Zoom or Instagram). There is also an opportunity to visit a brand new curated online exhibition of pieces from the Company Collection; along with one or two other surprises.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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