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Interested in British modernist jewellery design? Check out our
illustrated guide to British Post War Jewellery Designers including
designer history , concepts, and beautiful examples of work.
1) ANTHONY HAWKSLEY
Anthony Hawksley (1921-91) studied at the Maidstone School of Art, before later training as
a silversmith at the Royal College of Art,..
Interested in Finnish silver jewellery? Check out our
illustrated guide to the top jewellery designers from Finland
1) Bjorn Weckstrom/Lapponia
Bjorn Weckstrom (1935 -) was a Finnish jewellery designer and sculptor. He originally
wanted to train as a sculptor , however family opposition resulted in a change in direction.
He studied at Helsinki's Goldsmit..
Georg Jensen was born in Raadvad, Denmark in 1866. The town comprised a small
cluster of houses situated in lovely countryside around a knife factory north of Copenhagen,
His father worked as a grinder at the factory and his mother was a housemaid. Jensen
worked alongside his father at the factory from an early age. He did not have much
schooling. His family recognised ..
Interested in Danish silver jewellery? Check out our
illustrated guide to the top jewellery designers from Denmark
1) ANTON MICHELSEN
Anton Michelsen was born in 1809 in Vopenhagen, Denmark. His family had been metal smiths for
generations. He undertook a goldsmiths apprenticeship in 1939 before moving to Copenhagen
where he continued his training at J B D..
Interested in Norwegian silver jewellery? Check out our
illustrated guide to the top jewellery designers from Norway
1) DAVID- ANDERSEN
The David Andersen company is a fourth generation family owned business.
David Andersen (1843 -1901) was the son of a Norwegian tenant farmer.
At 19 he became an apprentice to a Silversmith in Oslo where he studied enamelli..
What is Costume Jewellery?
The phrase costume jewellery was first used in the 1920s, however jewellery and ornamentation
made out of non-precious materials have been worn since ancient times. While it is sometimes
called fake or "fashion" jewellery, it often incorporates workmanship and materials on a par with,
or even better than fine jewellery.
The 20th centur..
DIFFERENT TYPES AND COLOURS OF MOONSTONE
Moonstone is the opalescent variety of orthoclase. Traditionally thought to be a good luck stone and linked to romantic passion, it was often offered as a gift between lovers. Moonstone can be transparent with a stong blue hue on the surface, or it can be milky with the appearance of inner light . It can have a striking ..
All about the Amethyst Gemstone
Amethyst is known to be a purple variety of the mineral quartz and is often used to make beautiful
amethyst jewellery including necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. The name amethyst
comes from the Ancient Greek where it meant “not intoxicated”. This stemmed from the belief that
the stone would protect the ..
Interested in collecting vintage and antique jewellery? Check out our
illustrated guide to the top European costume jewellery brands to look out for..
1) CHRISTIAN DIOR
Christian Dior was a very prominent and influential designer of the 1950's. His fashion designs were
accessorised with opulent feminine jewellery, including asymmetrical crystal necklace..
The Complete Guide to Vintage and Antique Bracelet Styles. Check out our illustrated
guide to help you identify the different type of bracelets.