Ninety exhibitors will present contemporary jewelry and silverware to the public at this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair, which will take place Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. The fair will showcase a range of items and styles from some of the most talented designers working in England today—from the award-winning enameled jewelry of Fred Rich to the simple and elegant matte gold designs of Louise O’Neill and the exquisite architecture-inspired creations of Vicki Ambery-Smith.
Begun in 1983 by the Goldsmiths’ Company, the fair not only provides attendees an opportunity to view and purchase the latest in contemporary jewelry and silver but also allows visitors to meet the designers and see the interior of Goldsmith’s Hall—a building not normally open to the public.
The Goldsmiths’ Company dates back to the 14th century and was one of the earliest medieval guilds to be established in England. To this day, it continues to support the design and craftsmanship of fine jewelry and silver goods through apprenticeships, grants, classes, and competitions. It is committed to the encouragement of new talent, and the work of five recent graduates will be showcased at the fair. Each has been provided with a free stand as well as a precious metal bursary worth £1,000.
The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visitors are invited to enter a competition to win an item of jewelry or silverware with a retail value of £1,000.
The Goldsmiths’ Company’s online directory is available at www.whoswhoingoldandsilver.com. For general inquiries about the Fair, call (44-20) 7606-7010.