Entries by grahamtom

Client Commission Case Study

A musical story – 60th Wedding Anniversary of Bespoke Commission with Diamond I was approached by one of my clients early summer this year and was asked if I would be interested in creating a 60th Wedding Anniversary present for her mother. I thought about this opportunity and to be honest, this would be my […]

Hallmarking – Everything you need to know and more

Hallmarking can be traced back to the 13th century where Edward 1 decreed a new law that “no piece of silver should depart from a worker’s hands until assayed and marked with a leopard’s head”. To clarify this law today 800 years hence, is to state, that any noble metal that is un-hallmarked can not […]

Pippa Middleton’s Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement ring

  Pippa Middleton is now officially engaged to hedge fund manager James Matthews who took the traditional route with permission sought from her parents. I wish them a happy engagement but to be frank, the most intriguing part of their announcement was more the art deco vintage style of engagement ring and choice of Asscher […]