Jewellery Designer Guides

British Post War Jewellery Designers - Illustrated Guide

  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,..

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The Ilustrated Guide to Finnish Silver Jewellery Designers

  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..

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About Georg Jensen

EARLY LIFE 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 ..

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The Ultimate Guide to Danish Silver Jewellery Designers

  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..

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The Ilustrated Guide to Norwegian Silver Jewellery Designers

  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..

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The Complete Guide to Costume Jewellery

  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..

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The Ultimate Guide to European Costume Jewellery Brands

  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..

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Hans Hansen Jewellery

Hans Hansen - Denmark   Hans Hansen (1884-1940),was the founder of the Hans Hansen  firm which became known for superb Scandinavian modernist jewellery design. He was born in 1884, and started his workshop in 1906 on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark. He made mostly holloware until he was succesful enough to take a chance with starting a line of jewellery. Karl Gus..

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Bent Gabrielsen Pedersen Jewellery

Bent Gabrielsen Pedersen   Bent Gabrielsen Pedersen (born in 1928) studied at the Danish College of Jewellery and Silversmithing which produced all the major artists in  Denmark. He was one of the first graduates from the college in 1953. After he left college he was hired by  Hans Hansen  where he took over the jewellery design department fr..

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Vintage Guide

  If you are a fan of vintage then now is a great time to look for quality pieces as the market is buoyant, and with a little bit of background research you can  find some great vintage necklaces, earrings, bracelets, or  brooches to add to your collection. There are pieces  to suit every style  and taste, and  you can find a wide variety of choice in terms..

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