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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..
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..
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.
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
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..