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  • Fri 25 Nov 2011

    Meet the Maker: Michael Burton

    In memory of Michael Burton, who sadly passed away earlier this year, we are reprinting the interview Tom Bowtell carried out wth the hugely talented craftsman dubbed “the best silversmith in England” by the esteemed curator and critic Graham Hughes.

    Michael Burton would not be offended if I described him as an authentic English eccentric. He and I had communicated via phone...

  • Wed 31 Aug 2011

    Soley Fine Jewellery celebrated 110th Anniversary

    Soley Fine Jewellery, widely recognised as one of the most discreet designers of the most sophisticated platinum and 18 carat gold jewellery and object d'Art in London, is this year celebrating 110 years in business.

    Established in 1901, Soley's reputation is synonymous with uncompromising quality, beautiful design, refinement and exclusivity. The company has thrived through...

  • Thu 12 May 2011

    Rod Kelly's Royal Wedding Creation

    Who’s Who in Gold and Silver subscriber Rod Kelly was one of three Queen Elizabeth Scholars to be commissioned to create a “unique and personal” wedding gift for H.R.H Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. Rod was commissioned to design and hand craft a silver goblet embellished with engraving. Rod worked alongside Jon Beer, a Nicaragua based furniture designer, and Davina Chapman, a...

  • Mon 31 Jan 2011

    Victoria and Albert Museum buys a Krinos original

    The Victoria and Albert Museum has purchased a necklace from Who's Who in Gold and Silver subscriber Daphne Krinos. The necklace will be displayed in the museum's jewellery collection.

    The necklace previously came to public attention when it featured prominently on the publicicty poster for Goldsmiths' Fair in 2008 (see image reproduced here.) The V&A approached Daphne w...

  • Fri 10 Sep 2010

    A Beginner's Guide to Making a Silver Spoon

    Who's Who in Gold and Silver editor Tom Bowtell, who had never previously made anything out of gold or silver, recently attended a spoon-making workshop given by Steve Wager and Howard Fenn. Here, he reports how he got on.

    I think it is important for me to make it clear from the outset that I am not a silversmith. Nor am I jeweller. Indeed, as numerous despairing Craft Desig...