New theme for this Year's Fair: Precious Mysteries


Goldsmiths' Fair Set to make a Sparkling Return

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This month sees the highly anticipated return of an ever more stylish Goldsmiths’ Fair, the leading luxury destination to view and buy original precious metal jewellery and contemporary silver direct from the makers. 

Staged at Goldsmiths' Hall,  the 35th edition of the Fair features:

  • 126 of the most exciting established and emerging gold and silver designer-makers
  • Special exhibitions including a cutting-edge video installation
  • A programme of engaging design talks and tours
  • The prestigious Best New Design Awards

This Year's Theme

Precious Mysteries, the theme of this year’s Fair, alludes to the alchemy of traditional skills and innovative design that is the hallmark of Goldsmiths’ Fair.

A treasure trove of glittering precious metal jewellery and contemporary silver for the home, Goldsmiths’ Fair is the ultimate destination to savour the best of British craftsmanship and design in gold and silver. Experience unique shopping, learn about trends in jewellery and contemporary design and unwind at the glamorous champagne bar.

Spotlight On Jewellery

Brilliant jewellers showing at the Fair include Shaun Leane, who built an international reputation collaborating with Alexander McQueen; Jacqueline Cullen, whose faceted Whitby Jet work inlaid with shimmering diamonds dramatically juxtaposes light and dark; and Nina Bukvic, who uses the finest gold wire and chain to create ethereal pieces that exude playful sophistication.

Spotlight On Silver

Returning to the Fair after a break, Japanese maker Yusuke Yamamoto shows his signature textural vessels crafted by his virtuoso hammering. Inspired by building sites, Ane Christensen presents elegant Scandi-chic pieces that push the boundaries of functionality and form.
Established silversmith Alan Craxford, whose striking work is inspired by celestial bodies, combines engraving, gilding and enamelling.

Graduate Bursary Scheme

Once again outstanding new talent is making a debut at the Fair. The Graduate Bursary Scheme provides 10 rising stars with a launch pad by means of a £1,500 grant and customised mentoring delivered by the Goldsmiths’ Centre. For these talented graduates, Goldsmiths’ Fair is a high profile platform to introduce their work to international collectors and the jewellery-loving public. 

Special Exhibitions

Ujin Lin: Precious Mysteries

Celebrated fashion filmmaker Ujin Lin has created this year's video installation Precious Mysteries. It features jewellery and silver he selected from this year’s Fair exhibitors. The piece provides the perfect contemporary complement to the stately grandeur of Goldsmiths’ Hall. Ujin has previously made video campaigns for brands such as Prada, Phillip Lim and Zara.

Timeless Innovation

Selections From The Goldsmiths’ Company Modern Jewellery Collection And Beyond

Jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy curates a special showcase of highlights from the Goldsmiths’ Company Modern Jewellery Collection. The display features more than 20 pieces from the Collection – ‘timeless’ examples of exacting craftsmanship and innovative design.

Accompanying these exquisite jewels are a few complementary pieces from masters and accomplished apprentices, each reflecting timeless innovation.

Launched in 1961, the Collection now comprises approximately 600 modern and contemporary pieces of innovative jewellery, including work by Charlotte De Syllas, Leo de Vroomen, John Donald, and Andrew Grima, among others. 

The New Abstraction: Sculptural Silver

Christina Jansen, Managing Director of The Scottish Gallery, curates this exciting selection of sculptural silver. All about form over function, this special exhibition includes artistic silver statements in which form is defined by boundary or edge as opposed to practicality.

Talks Programme and Tours

A comprehensive programme of talks also runs throughout the Fair with informative Breakfast Talks hosted by industry specialists and experts, including Dr Julia Farley, Curator of British & European Iron Age Collection, The British Museum; Maria Doulton, Editor-in-Chief, The Jewellery Editor; and Catrin Jones, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Holburne Museum.


Week One: 26 September – 1 October
Week Two: 3 – 8 October 


11am - 6pm (Thursdays late till 8pm)
11am - 4pm Sunday
Closed Monday 2 October


Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN

Image Credit: © The Goldsmiths' Company. Photograph by Jen Campbell 


Rebecca van Rooijen


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