Signed UK Jewellery

UK Signed Jewellery Information | Identification Guide | Signatures Of Designers

This United Kingdom signed jewellery signature identification guide is intended to help you find out a little about who made a piece; and a little about who was doing what in the UK - from the Victorian period until now. With the companies history and a little about the other products they may have produced. This is a signatures UK jewellery identification and information guide. The jewellery signatures are usually on the back of jewellery or have a jewellery tag with the companies logo on or the jewellery is on a card or in a box/container. This page is just for jewellery that have been produced by a company or designer here in the UK (United Kingdom) that includes Great Britain, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Halifax, Wales, Scotland and Ireland to name just a few places.

As we photograph the signatures we will be adding them as well as more information. So please bookmark and visit again. But please do not copy and paste this information - just use this list of jewellery signatures in your research. Link for more research on international jewellery, Other designer jewellery information & to buy, bone china jewellery designers.

Sorted by alphabetically order (mostly!!) 
 

Ainette - see Hollywood jewellery.

Alchemy Carta
- see an extended article on this Gothic style company. Alchemy Carta.

alchemy signature  

Allen J J - Principle designer for the firm W & J Randell (Victorian) 

Allen Kate  - One of the Arts and Crafts designers in the first part of the twentieth century.

Angell Joseph - Victorian silversmith at the 10 Strand, London. Showed his jewellery at the 1862 exhibition.

Ashbee Charles Rober - Born 1863 to 1942, important for the Art Nouveau period, inspired Celtic and continental Art Nouveau designs. Also developed jewellery for Liberty & Co. Founded the Guild and School of Handicraft in 1888. Which was not open for long but now famous for its furniture, metal work of course it's jewellery. His jewellery had peacocks, flowers, ships and included necklaces, buttons, cloak clasps, brooches - embellished with semi precious stones. 

Asprey & Co - Founded in 1781 in Surrey, UK and continues today. They moved to Bond Street, London in 1847. Flourishing in the nineteenth century and received two Royal Warrants and a gold medal at the Great Exhibition from Queen Victoria. Up market luxury goods and fine jewellery. Clients include royalty, music and stage stars.

Aston T & Sons - Victorian jewelers based in Birmingham. Exhibited at the 1862 Exhibition.

Attenborough Richard - Victorian craftsman based in Oxford Street, London. Exhibited in 1851 & 1862.

Attwood & Sawyer  (A & S)  - Produced quality imitation jewellery from 1957 to today. An UK company started in porthcawl, Wales. Started by Mr Horace Atwood and with his partner Mr Sawyer, they produced jewellery including copies of the "Duchess of Windsor" jewellery. They distributed in stores across the UK, Europe and world wide. Now very collectible vintage. The company has been brought by the Buckley jewellery Ltd, that are now reproducing the famous A & S designs. 

Ascot - Unknown , possibly to do with Ascot race course. Men's cufflinks, 1950s signed in script Ascot

Askew - Askew of London seemed to be in production through the eighties to the early nineties. Their jewellery was often gold plated with a mix of statement necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches. Signed Askew of London. Famous owners of vintage pieces to date is Keira Knightley who was spotted wearing a bracelet. Prices are rising for these named pieces.

Baker Oliver - (1859 - 1939) Produced fine silver buckle designs in hammered silver with strong entrelac or curled motif patterns. Usually embellished with semi precious stones of cabochon. He worked for Liberty.

Balleny John - Victorian of Birmingham. Showed brooches in the 1862 exhibition.

Brown A R  - English pewter company that is based still in the UK. A R Brown produce pewter pins sculptured in animal and bird forms. Very detailed jewellery pins that are signed on the reverse. Great little collectibles.
ar brown horse in pewtera r brown's signature on the back

Brown T S - Associated with A R Brown in that this company was started by his son. Also producing fine pewter pins but aimed at the sportsman. Includes fishing, hunting and sports pins. Also produce keyrings and pewter sculptures. Started in 1986 and uses English pewter. 

Butler & Wilson - It was in the sixties that the two men met in London. Simon Wilson born in Glasgow had previously trained as a hairdresser, he had been told of another man who looked just like his twin! Meeting Nicky Butler the similarities were in looks, both had blond long hair and both skinny. But their personalities were very different. The two teamed up and started to sell antique and vintage pieces from a market stall along the Portobello road. Specializing in Art Deco and Art Nouveau pieces. Soon in the late sixties, they were using parts of jewellery that was both antique and vintage in their own designs.

In 1972 they moved to their first shop in Fulham Road in London and continued to design their own range of jewellery. The eighties with the fashion for large statement pieces allowed Wilson and Butler to expand further. A large 6 foot billboard of Catherine Deneuve, displayed outside their shop, set the trend for other celebrates to appear being paid with jewellery from the designers. Amongst the celebrates that wear Butler and Wilson are Kate Moss, Sharon Stone, Dame Edna Everage, Jerry Hall and Faye Dunaway. Princess Diana was also a big fan, often dropping into the shop with a single bodyguard to make her choice.

In the mid eighties Simon Wilson took over the business when Nicky Butler went to America. They found that they wanted different directions. Nicky wanted to expand and live in the US, where as Simon wanted to stay in London. So the famous team parted. Nicky now designs silver and gemstone items, very distinctive and very recognizable with its influences taken from antique museum collections and Indian jewellery. He lasciviously uses multiple and over sized stones. Like Simon Nicky has sold through television shopping channels (HSN) and still retains a consultancy role in the Wilson and Butler Company to this day.

The recession in the nineties hit Wilson and Butler hard, forced to close their shop in Glasgow brought home the importance of diversification within a business. So the nineties saw the company add an unique range of bags, shoes and accessories and in the early part of this century they added a collection of jewellery made from semi precious stones. Further expansion in 1994 has seen Butler and Wilson selling their distinctive glitzy jewellery and their flamboyant accessories on the shopping channel QVC. In 2007 the men's range was introduced and recently beautiful vintage inspired clothing. Along with selling their items on QVC, Wilson and Butler have a website and three shops. Two in London at Chelsea and Mayfair with a third in Monte Carlo.

Their limited production of items allows the jewellery and other products to be potentially very collectible. Their early ranges from the seventies and eighties is sought by many collectors world wide.

Two books have been produced:

Rough Diamonds The Butler and Wilson Collection in April 1994 by Vivienne Becker.

Now out of print but copies are still available in second hand book shops and on the Internet.

Butler and Wilson 40 Years published July 2009 by Simon Wilson and Madeline Marsh. A special edition with a jewel encrusted cover is also available.

Produced to celebrate 40 years in business; each book donates a percentage to Breast Cancer Care. Why because their shop in Fulham road was next to one of the largest cancer units. Women who had been diagnosed or attending for treatment would drop in to the shop and buy a piece of jewellery to cheer themselves up. 

You may also be lucky to source one of their catalogue produced over the years on the Internet, but they now command high prices.

Butler and Wilson is marked B & W.

Simon Wilson is a workaholic, enjoying a simple life in London. He still loves antique markets and has never attended a jewellery course in his life.

Butler & Wilson is very collectible and now commands high prices for many ranges. See our vintage designer jewellery range for any in stock.

BJL  - Unknown maker 1930s - 1960s. Most often seen is the enamel and marcasite jewellery with brooches, clipped earrings & necklaces, but necklace are quite rare and underrated. It appears that some of their items are unsigned and only if you find a signed piece can they be identified at present. Be aware that some sellers are saying that the enameled and marcasite lily brooch - which is unsigned belongs to this maker and is an early piece!! This has not been verified and should not be taken as true. There is also some sketchy evidence that BJL is an early brand of Coro producing this jewellery in the UK. But again this is still to be verified. Signature is BJL on their jewellery. For more BJL information see our blog. To buy BJL jewellery.
 
BJL signature on jewellery  

Ciro Pearls - Ciro Pearls started producing jewellery in 1917. Until 1920 it sold all their range by mail order. In 1920 the company opened its first retail store. They also continued to sell by mail order and also from large department stores.By 1928 they not only sold imitation pearls, diamond, emerald, sapphire and ruby jewellery, but also white zircon, cultured pearls, marcasite, precious stones and gold jewellery. Later platinum was introduced.

At Ciro Pearls height the company had stores and outlets across the world. But as with most old jewellery companies - the mass import of imitation jewellery, in the 1970s and the 1980s, from Hong Kong and other Eastern countries with the following recession; they saw a down turn of profit and in November 1994 the company went into receivership. The Ciro name and company was brought by a London Business man and now his family run business continue with the Ciro name. Ciro jewellery can still be found in quality department stores across the UK and in other countries today.

Ciro Pearls advertised with pride that their faux pearl and diamante items were difficult to tell from real pearls and diamonds. They produced necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, dress and double clips, rings, badge brooches of regiments, crown jewels reproduction and much more.

Vintage Ciro Pearls is usually marked Ciro or CP. However there will always be some of their jewellery that is not marked - as with all companies. Also some Ciro Pearls jewellery is marked twice with Ciro and the company who made it. Ciro adverts. Ciro Pearl jewellery and boxes to buy.
 
ciro signature jewellery

C J - Unknown signature. On many Scottish styled and inspired jewellery. Either marked just C J or C J Scotland.

Coro - US jewelry company that had a factory in Sussex, UK from 1949. So although not English they did produce jewellery here in the Uk and you can find some pieces signed as such. In production from 1901 to 1979. The factory was taken over by Swarovski in the late 1970s or early 1980s. The jewellery is both signed and unsigned. Coro also produced many other pieces under various names including Corocraft, Jewelcraft and their high end pieces Vendome. For photographs and more information about Coro signed jewellery. Coro jewellery to buy and more trade names used.

Corocraft - see signatures used by Coro

Countess Fine Bone China - produced by Harleigh China Gift Ware Ltd of Amison Street, Longton, Stoke On Trent. At least 1971 to closed in 1988. 1971 is the earliest established date but may have started a lot sooner. Bone china pendants, plaques and gift ware produced.

Dawson Edith - Created beautiful enameled jewellery. Wife of Montague Fordham. Arts & Crafts designer of birds and floral delights. 

Dawson Nelson - (1859 - 1942) Founded the Artificer's Guild in 1901 in London's Chiswick district. Taken over 2 years later by Montague Fordham. Arts & Crafts era. 

Denton China English china manufacturers originally based in Stoke on Trent where most of the UK potteries started. Now based in Berkshire. Produced a range of china flower jewellery. Brooches and earring, matching sets can be found. Bone china jewellery to buy.

DQCZ - Diamonique brand from the TV channel QVC. Cubic Zirconia synthetic stones are quality cut to resemble real diamonds. 

Elizabeth Duke sold by the chain store Argos in the UK. Started around 1980 and named after the director's wife. Now changing to another brand "Jewellery and Watches" Good quality pieces that many have stood the test of time. Unsigned but can still be found in their original signed boxes.
Elizabeth duke UK signature 

Empire Made Mark used by British companies in ?Hong Kong in the fifties and sixties under the Empire flag. G & Co? mark on a bracelet unknown with Empire made mark.
(Not to confuse with Empire in script from the US. This is written on boxes with unsigned jewellery. It is higher end pieces probably by Juliana - 70s and distributed from the NYC & Providence areas) For Empire Made jewellery and accessories to buy.
 
Empire made signature on a stretch bracelet

Exquisite This was one of the ranges produced by the Watson Group Ltd. Originally started by W A P Watson (Walter Archibald Parker) a gilt chain maker in the late Victorian period to the early twentieth century. He sold gilt chains in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. In 1914 WAP Watson went of to WW1 and sold his business to Augustus Power and Clarence Flint. They kept the founders name and continued to produce costume and a small range of silver only stopping to assist in war work as necessary for both WW1 (and WW2). It was possible that WAP Watson intended to return but he was injured and invalid out of the Royal Warwick Regiment in 1923. 

With just 6 people, the family and friends orientated company produced imitation jewellery and also a range of souvenirs and collectibles. With the buildings in the Jewellery Quarter becoming to small. In 1954, they moved to Solihull, just along Lode Lane down onto a 3 acre site in Vulcan Lane.

In 1954 the company introduced "Exquisite Company" and instead of producing jewellery as a wholesaler as previous, W A P Watson's now started to produce their own named jewellery (and souvenirs) direct to the retailers. 

They continued producing imitation jewellery and souvenirs until the 1970s, where the influx of cheap jewellery from Hong Kong and other Asian areas made it difficult to continue. Many of the UK and world wide jewelers were forced to close their doors in this period.

They continued until 2007, when they sold their range of collectibles called Tudor Mint to the Xystos Group.

W.A.P. Watson were also responsible for Mirella, which was named after an employer in the 1950s and Myths and Magic fantasy collectibles. 

Exquisite jewellery is unsigned pre 1955-ish. I do know for definite that up to 1953 - no jewellery was signed. Following that some was just on a padded card or un-padded card/boxed and unsigned and some pieces were signed. Particularly the necklaces were not always signed. One trade mark used by the company is the small bow tag on necklaces and bracelets.

The range is huge, floral and leaves were produced in many different finishes. Many hand painted enamel such as the Birthday Series. Souvenirs such as the Luck White Heather Scottish range of brooches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, scarf clips and rings. Rose signed jewellery is displayed in this rose jewellery blog. Also leaf jewellery blog by Exquisite Exquisite signed jewellery information

Novelty and souvenir such as the Royal celebrations. Butterfly wing jewellery (well they were in the Jewellery Quarter when this technique was first invented there) faux semi precious stone jewellery, the list is endless as at their highest peak, they produced 20,000 pieces   

Early pieces can be identified by the type of moldings, fastenings being riveted and signature. Also quality - a MOP and AB garland brooch was produced over a long period but the earlier brooches are of a much thicker MOP.

We have undertaken continuous research into the Exquisite and Mirella range. We are responsible for much of the information available on the Internet as before many thought the jewellery by WAP Watson had been produced in the 1950s and 1960s.  For Exquisite, Mirella and WAP Watson jewellery and items to buy.

Fable - Mostly pewter style fantasy and magical inspired jewellery in fantasy or nerd designs eg dragons, wizards, planets. Signed on the back usually. Dates to the 1980s to 1990s. Now very collectible.

Fisher Alexander (1864 - 1936) Internationally famous enameller of the Arts & Crafts period. 

Fordham Montague - Took over the Artificer's Guild and director of The Birmingham Guild of Handicrafts. Husband of Edith Dawson. Arts & Crafts designer.

Gaskin Arthur - Husband and wife team with Georgina Gaskin. Arts & Crafts era, linked with Birmingham.Various designs used from Italian Renaissance to Scandinavian folk art. Head master of the Vittoria Street School of Jewellery and Silver-smithing in Birmingham. Botanical plant drawring was part of the curriculum, this was then used in their designs.

Gaskin Georgina - Wife of Arthur Gaskin - Most jewellery was produced by her. see above.

Hart May - Skilled enamalist who use plique-a jour techniques. Married to Fred T Partridge.

Hodel Joseph - Arts & Craft's designer. Member of the Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Art in Birmingham. Produced floral leaf and fruit patterns in silver with semi precious stones. He made buckles, brooches and pendants.

Hollywood Birmingham Manufacturers - Bloxidge Brothers from at least 1929 until the 1980s. Signed from the 1950s - 1980s found. Very similar to Exquisite with some of the molds used, but copying was rife in the pre 60s era for many companies? Unsigned earlier jewellery can still be found if it is still in its original boxes that are signed. Sole manufacturer of their jewellery at one time was Woolworths. Which of course is now gone
Since writing the above: An advert came to light with a D Ackerman and Sons of London. That they were the "creators of Hollywood jewellery" as well as the Ainette brand. I have a theory that the Bloxidge Brothers made the jewellery for this company, which they then sold under the name Hollywood. - but this will need to be confirmed.For more Hollywood stamped jewellery information. To buy Hollywood jewellery.
 
hollywood signature 

Jewelcraft - Not a UK business but specific to the UK. Jewelcraft was the name used by Coro (US) in the UK for their jewellery. The company were not allowed to use the name Coro because of the UK company Ciro. So the majority of sales were under the name Jewelcraft here in the UK. The dating is unclear but the name was used in the fifties through to the 1970s when the company stopped trading.

Jewelcraft signatures are often in script, and look out for their distinctive pear shaped tag with concentric circles that seems to be used by only them. Signatures can be rubbed and difficult to find sometimes. See Coro for more information.
jewelcraft signature 

Kigu of London - Kigu manufactured compacts for which it was famous for as well as a small range of Kigu jewellery. They also produced enameled pill boxes, folding mirrors, combs, clocks and other handbag type accessories

The first powder compact was created by Josef Kiaschek in Hungary. Gustav Kiaschek, his son went on to start the company KI-GU in Budapest.

Gustav's three sons emigrated around the world. George arrived in London in 1939 and founded Kigu of London. The war stopped production as with most of the manufacturing companies in the UK. All the factories concentrated on production for the war effort. Paul his brother joined the company after World War 11 in 1947. After George died in 1977, his son David joined the company until the early eighties when the company was sold to another compact firm called A S Brown who produced the range of Mascot compacts. Later Laughton & Sons (Stratton) took both the Kigu and Mascot brands and amalgamated it with their own famous brand Stratton.

Jewellery produced by Kigu is well made and seems to have been produced from the fifties. They produced some gorgeous cuff bracelets, earrings and necklaces in the fifties. A range of simulated marcasite in earrings and matching brooches called Marquetta produced in the 1950s. This jewellery were rhodium plated or 22 ct gold plated. Some of the range were hand enameled in three alternative colors. The earrings were either clip on, screw or in French wire form. The clipped earrings have a very distinctive clip finding not seen on any other earrings. Production continued into the eighties.

The mark used is Kigu

For some photographs of their jewellery and the Marquetta range. Also extensive information with photographs on the Kigu compacts and other accessories visit their information website. For Kigu jewellery to buy.
 
kigu signaturekigu marcasite lily

King Henry William Birmingham/London silversmiths & jewellery maker Victorian to ? See Shiptons also. Mark on silver was H W K. Arts and Crafts include landscaped boxes.

King Jessie M - Scottish Glaswegian born and worked for Liberty. Known for her Mackintosh inspired birds with flora enameled silver buckle work.  

Krystal, London - 1980s to today. Produces Swarovski crystal encrused hand crafted jewellery made in the UK. Tag has Krystal London on and on the reverse the designer Kish.   

Lambournes Company founded in Birmingham UK. See our Lambourne jewellery information for more.

All our Lambourne jewellery for sale is in the Vintage Mens Jewellery collection.

Macdonald Francis - (1873 - 1921) Part of the Scottish Arts & Crafts movement famous four. Sister to Margaret Macdonald.

Macdonald Margaret - (1864 - 1933) Wife to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and sister to Francis Mackintosh. One of the 4 well known Scottish Arts & Crafts designers. 

Mackintosh Charles Rennie - (1868 - 1928) Fore runner and well known Arts & Crafts designers in Scotland. With 3 other members of his family.

MacNair James Herbert - (1868 - 1955) Husband to Francis Mackdonald. One of the four Scottis Arts & Crafts designers.

Mann Adrien - 1968 - 1992 ?approx. Manufactures and retail of upmarket imitation jewellery, London UK. When dissolved in 1992/1993 Marcel Roland Mann b 1943, was the director. The company had the following companies also - The Ringleader LTD, Imitation jewellery supplies LTD, Amboise Promotions LTD, Adrien Mann (holdings) LTD, Adrien Mann (contracts) LTD, Paris London Manufacturers LTD, Adrien Mann wholesale LTD, Adrien Mann retail LTD. Unsigned and signed imitation jewellery produced.   

MASJ  Crafted pewter from Edward and Maureen Ann Story-Jones in the Mid Wales county of Montgomery shire 1984 - present day. Silver Scenes range was started along with other gift ware in 1984. The items are silver plated pewter. Just becoming vintage with the 1980s and contemporary 1990s is usually signed and dated. Early pieces are signed AND dated - later post 2000s pieces appear not to be.

The company was taken over when the couple retired in 2005, and continues today by the new owners Phil Wilson and Bill Whitby . The company still sell beautifully crafted jewellery and gift ware today. For MASJ and Silver Scenes jewellery and items to buy.
 
flower by MASJ MASJ signature daisy by MASJ  
silver scenes logo

Miracle - A Hill and Company LTD first started producing jewellery based in Birmingham in 1946. Predominantly producing imitation jewellery but also a smaller range of sterling silver and semi precious gem stone jewellery.

In 2006 the company became Miracle Jewellery Ltd and was still in production until 2013. In 1996 the firm celebrated its 50th jubilee.

Miracle jewellery although most known for the faux multi colored gemstone -  Scottish and Celtic designs, have produced a wide range of historical inspired jewellery over the years.

From styles inspired from Africa & Chinese, Anglo Saxon, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Baroque, birthstone, Medieval & Gothic, Charles Rennie Macintosh, Roman, Commemorative, English, Welsh & Irish, nature & animal, heraldic, mosaic, Renaissance, Viking and including diamante, rhinestone, faux marcasite & pearls.

Most of Miracle are of faux stones with the exception of sterling pieces and those with semi precious stones that are marked "Miracle & gem" Also a small range of natural slate jewellery

Many different types from A Hill and Miracle LTD have been produced including necklaces, bracelets, pendants, earrings (clip, screw & pierced styles), brooches, kilt pins, key rings, rings, scarf clips, fobs and rosaries.

Non jewellery pieces include tea, coffee, caddy spoons and paper knives.
miracle signature

The majority of jewellery is signed, with only a few exceptions and when to add a signature was difficult. Notable look a likes to Miracle were the company Jacobite and Exquisite seventies range of faux stone vintage costume jewellery. Miracle jewellery company in Birmingham has closed its doors and shut April 2013. It is now owned by the Cornwall company St Justin.

Other signed jewellery associated with Miracle are:

Sol D OR Made by A Hill & CO LTD for Sol-var of Ireland.

MIZPAH - The vintage jewellery is signed Mizpah and have a double heart pierced with an arrow. Not to confuse with earlier Mizpah pieces from other companies that have Mizpah on the front of the jewellery. These were produced by Quarrier Ward and the Ward Brothers. The designs were taken over by the Miracle LTD along with the designs from W. Johnson & sons.

The Ward Brothers produced sterling silver from the nineteenth century and were originally based in Edinburgh. Moving to Birmingham to increase production, this company produced Scottish designs with brilliant faceted stones. Marked with the Ward Brothers Birmingham or Edinburgh assay hall mark or if under 7 grams in weight they are marked "sterling/silver and WBs"

The Ward Brother's designs were acquired by Miracle and today are still produce

For information on collecting Miracle's jewellery join the excellent forum on Yahoo run by Carole Morris. For Miracle Ltd visit their website for Miracle being produced today

Jewellery by Miracle, SOL D'OR, Mizpah and the Ward Brothers is very collectible.
Mizpah signature two hearts and arrow

Mirella - See Exquisite for the manufacturer information. Rare range of jewellery as Mirella was predominantly little nick knacks such as ring holders and trinket boxes and mirrors. The name was from an employee of W A P Watson company. 1950s - 1970s. For more information see Exquisite.
 
Mirella signature

Mott Thomas L (TLM) 1875 - (at least 1970s) Birmingham company in the Jewellery Quarter. Produced miniature works of art in portraits, floral and places. Enamel travel map charms for tourist collection and most famous for his "butterfly wings" designs in the 1920s. Using real butterfly wings. Signed TLM or TM. Produced brooches, rings, pendants, charm bracelets and charms. As well as other souvenirs. Their imitation jewellery and silver pieces is now very highly sought. See Shiptons also. To buy TLM jewellery.
 
Thomas Le Mott signaturepansy from TLM

Oasis - mid 1990s to today. British company that sells both contemporary jewellery and clothing now worldwide.
oasis UK signature  

Partridge Fred T - Part of Ashbee's Guild and School of Handicrafts. Produced exquisite combs inspired by French Art Nouveau. Used brass, horn shell and steel materials. Maried to May Hart.  

Past Times - 1986 - 2012. Past times sold historical and reproduction history jewellery, accessories as well as home furnishings, books, make up and more. The jewellery came in their trade logo boxes. But unfortunately does not appear to have been signed. Nice quality and nice to wear.
past times logo on their signed boxes 
Poole - see our blog on more information about Poole jewellery

Salmon David - UK company that sold fashion and costume jewellery based in Manchester. Seems to have been trading from the eighties and stopped in the nineties. 

Shiptons  - family company based in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. From Victorian to today. Patented the reverse carved butterfly wing jewellery in 1923. Most found are 18th century dressed men and women and the Dutch boy fishing. Rarer jewellery includes the fairies, Elves and Art Deco scenes. Scenes of England including the sea views and inland water ways. Signed by Dorothy Buckley, Daisy Smith and ?

Thomas L Mott and Henry W King were companies Shiptons purchased their butterfly wings pieces for their shops in coastal resorts including Hastings.

Sophos - See the Lambournes jewellery information for Sophos' history.

Sphinx - For Sphinx jewellery information and photographs. To buy Sphinx jewellery.

Stratton UK company founded in Birmingham in Victorian England, All Stratton items are mainly in our Mens Jewellery collection. Stratton to buy.

Torq - Little known about this company before 1995. At that point they had 69 jewellery shops in the UK selling lower costing jewellery and watches. In 1995 they were in receivership and taken over by the Salisbury Stores group. This Sheffield UK based company owns the Salisbury luggage stores and Sock Shop chain.  

Tudor Mint - Myths and Magic Range by WAP Watson see Exquisite and WAP Watson.

Vendome - See Coro for all Vendome accessories information and more links.

W A P Watson - See Exquisite for further details as this was the company that produced the Exquisite and Mirella range also. W A P Watson can be seen on the Gothic Tudor Mint range of brooches and key rings. Often in pewter and with a crystal stone (real and faux) as with the Tudor Mint range of Dungeons and Dragon series. Signed on the reverse in a  circular plaque. See Exquisite for more information.

Wilson Henry - (1864 - 1934) Inspired by nature, Medieval and the Renaissance period and was part of the Arts & Crafts era. Used gemstones carved to fit his designs - unusual amongst other jewellers of this period.

UK Retail Empires

Not forgetting the UK retail empires that for many years have produced jewellery and accessories under their own label. All designer.

Liberty Arthur Lasenby - In 1875 he opened a small shop in London's Regent Street. First he sold oriental fabrics and good - so the shop was called "East India House" By 1885, the shop was doing very well and had become a lot bigger. Arthur Liberty had also now started to included English designers to create fabrics, fashion and furniture amongst other products. In the 1890s, silver and pewter jewellery & other products were sold under the trade names "Tudric" and "Cymric". By the early 1900s, he had also included European products into the now Liberty & Co. Celtic designs attributed to Archibald Knox. Oliver Baker and Jessie M King were another two jewellery designers that worked for Liberty. However Liberty insisted on having a policy of anonymity for the designers.    
 
Marks & Spencer (M & S) Started out in 1884 as a market stall selling penny items. Now a global company with stores that not only sell jewellery and accessories but food, home furnishings and clothes. Marked M & S. Accessories can be marked St Michael. For M & S items to buy.
 M & S signature on jewellery    Marks and spencer jewellery

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