Kelli asks about jewellery courses in the UK.
Well if anybody need aboutgoldsmithing,silversmithing
and jewellery coursesin the UK please take a look at The Goldsmith's
Company website. www.thegoldsmiths.co.ukclick on technology and
training, then techical services, then technology portal and this
will list many useful contacts in most of the trade and training in
We are lucky to have the Goldsmiths Company here in the UK, we just
call it the Goldsmiths Hall and if anybody out there does not know
they have been in existance since 1327,maintaining the qualities of
the metals used in our trade. This is where the term "Hallmark"
originates from as it is the Goldsmith's Hall that assays our gold
and silver work, adding the mark known as the HALLMARK (mark of the
I was an indentured apprentice as a goldsmith, to the Goldsmith's
Company and now I am a Freeman of the Goldsmith's Company and very
proud to be so. If anyone out there visits London, try andtake a
visit to the Goldsmith's Hall on one of their exhibition days, its a
beautiful building full of many treasures of our trade.
Peace and good health to all