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NAJ and BATF launch competition to find striking silverware

National Association of Jewellers has joined forces with its parent company, the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) to launch a competition to find an interesting piece of silverware to sit alongside other important silver items collected over the years by the Federation. The competition brief asks entrants to design and make a piece of sterling

Contemporary British Silversmiths and the Goldsmiths’ Centre join forces to train next generation

Two of Britain’s jewellery industry leading associations have united in a bid to help the next generation of silversmiths up the ladder. The Contemporary British Silversmiths and the Goldsmiths’ Centre have announced they will be working in partnership this month to launch an innovative skills training programme that will protect and promote excellence in British

Jewellery industry experts to judge inaugural Make Your Mark competition

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has revealed an impressive judging panel formed of industry experts for its forthcoming Make Your Mark Awards. The inaugural competition will be judged by six jewellery industry experts: Eddie Davis, Graff Stewart Hersey, Hersey Silversmiths Elizabeth Hunt, Allied Gold Leo Onoufriou, Just Castings Grant Macdonald, Silversmith Rosemary Ransome Wallis, Art

Goldsmiths’ Fair welcomes over 9,000 visitors

The 34th edition of Goldsmiths’ Fair, the UK’s showcase of fine contemporary jewellery and silver, closed its doors Sunday afternoon after another successful year. During the two weeks sales were strong and over 9,000 people visited the event including royalty, members of the House of Lords, ambassadors, artists, gallerists, international collectors, and jewellery enthusiasts of

The Goldsmiths’ Centre presents Pamela Rawnsley exhibition

The Goldsmiths’ Centre has announced it will be hosting a Pamela Rawnsley exhibition from March 15-May 4 2016. The exhibit will present a retrospective of the career of the late leading artist, silversmith and jeweller Pamela Rawnsley (1952-2014). Originally held at the Ruthin Craft Centre in Wales last year, this solo exhibition visits London for

The Goldsmiths’ Company appoints Sir David Reddaway as new clerk

The Goldsmiths’ Company has announced the appointment of Sir David Reddaway as the new Clerk, effective from January 15 2016. Reddaway succeeds Dick Melly, who after nearly 11 successful years at the helm of the Company, is now retiring. Reddaway joins the Company from a second career as a non-executive director of Beko plc; policy

Georg Jensen opens new boutique at Westfield London

Danish silversmith and watch brand Georg Jensen opened a new store at Westfield London with a champagne reception. The new boutique in the shopping centre’s The Village, which is host to more than 40 luxury brands, doubles the business’ UK retail footprint to more than 3,000sq ft. Guests enjoyed Perrier-Jouet champagne cocktails and enjoyed music

Barbara Cattle founder dies aged 87

The late Barbara Bourne was a well-known Yorkshire silversmith. Barbara Bourne, founder of jewellery and silvermithing retailer Barbara Cattle in York, has died aged 87. Bourne founded the Barbara Cattle business in the Stonegate street in the city in 1962. Previous to this Bourne had been trading as I and B Dodgson since 1948, a