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September England trade shows


#1

I will be in London, England on Sept. 24 and 25th and I was
wondering if any Orchidians in the UK could give me any information
on gem or trade shows that might be happening on those days. I am
also wondering if there is a jeweller’s district or silversmithing
district that I could go to and observe.

I will be traveling by Tube so any directions to these areas would
be greatly appreciated as well.

Thank you in advance,

Jim Millius
Taylius Jewellers
Calgary, Canada.


#2

Don’t know about trade shows, but if you have never been to the
Victoria and Albert Museum in London it is a MUST DO! Quite an
incredible collection that includes jewelry, silver work (utensils,
vessels, etc.), glass, furniture, rugs, clothing, and more. Really
wonderful. When my daughter and I go, we need more than a day to
really “do” the whole thing. They have lockers for storing whatever
you are carrying, and a great (and expensive) restaurant in the
museum. They were doing some renovations when I was there last, a
couple of years ago. I really highly recommend it!

Beth in SC who is now wishing SHE were going to be in London in September!


#3

Hi there. I can’t find your original email but perhaps this will be
helpful. If not, just hit the delete key! As Beth said, the V and A
is a great place to visit. They also have a gallery of contemporary
jewellery which is for sale.

Electrum Gallery is one of the biggest galleries and has a wonderful
assortment of jewellery for sale ( I just go there to browse and
sigh with envy.) The Craft Council have a shop there too. Electrum
Gallery 21 South Molton Street, W1K 5QZ

The Craft council have a gallery and shop in Islington which is only
a few minutes walk from ‘The Angel’ tube station. They have a
FABULOUS selection of books there.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/Trading/

Feel free to email me off list.
Ruth in the UK.