Debut Hallmark Salon 2014 storms to Somerset House

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Paul Dyson’s event celebrating British hallmarking arrives in June.

The inaugural Hallmark Salon 2014 will take place this year at Somerset House showcasing 86 of Britain’s most prominent designer jewellers and silversmiths whose pieces have all been hallmarked in the United Kingdom.

The contemporary event includes precious metal creations, while also incorporating varied mixed media collections. Prices will range from £60 to £16,000 and beyond for one-off designs.

The selling event will take place during the summer design season to attract those wishing to purchase statement, bespoke items directly from jewellers and silversmiths, who will be present for five days.

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Director Paul Dyson explains: “I am delighted to announce the launch of the Hallmark Salon in support of the British jewellery and silversmithing industry. We see it as our mission to nurture the development of contemporary talent and the Salon will provide the ideal selling platform for today’s most exciting artisans, for collectors and enthusiasts alike.”

Designers preparing to show at the event include Yorkshire-based Chris Boland, Armenian-born jeweller Stepan Terteryan, jewellery designer Emily Thatcher and French jewellery designer-maker Clara Breen, who works with precious metals and gems, combined with fragments of leaflets, train tickets, maps or coloured card.

The event will take place from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 June 2014. For more information visit hallmarksalon.com.

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