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Enamel Cufflinks by Deakin & Francis

Enamel Cufflinks by Deakin & Francis

The 200 year-old English company of manufacturing goldsmiths Deakin & Francis specialise in the rare and highly skilled hand work of Vitreous Enamelling, also known as ‘Hard Enamel’. This must…

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Gold and Silver Prices

The Gold Fix (price of gold and silver) is set twice a day 10.30am and 3pm.  The price is provided in a price per Troy Ounce which is equivalent to…

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What is a Signet Ring?

Utterly English in tradition, a signet ring is an emblem of personal heritage and family history; it dates as far back as the 12th century. With a heritage of over…

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Special Commissions by Deakin & Francis

Attention to detail, fine workmanship and stunning design are key to Deakin & Francis’s global success. These attributes apply not simply to our cufflinks but also to our growing fine…

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Hallmarks on Gold Cufflinks

Ever wondered what the hallmarks actually mean on your jewellery? Here’s an example and explanation. If, for example, you have a 750 mark on your cufflinks, this means that the…

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What are hallmarks?

Hallmarks were introduced 700 years ago according to the British Hall Marking Council as a way of preventing fraud and proving the metal has been identified and tested to ensure…

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Qualifications in Enamelling, Hand Engraving, Jewellery, Silversmithing and Stone Setting

Birmingham City University has a School of Jewellery which is located on Vittoria Street in the Jewellery quarter. It offers full-time and part-time courses in a range of subjects. Part-time…

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Icelandic Jewellery Embeds Plants into Jewellery

A new range of jewellery was featured in February 2010’s Retail Jeweller magazine. It has been designed by Hafsteinn Juliusson and is described as “an experiment in drawing nature toward…

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See Deakin & Francis at Baselworld 2010

See Deakin & Francis at Baselworld 2010

For the second year running Deakin & Francis are showcasing their new collection of cufflinks at Baselworld with Prologue on booth G83 Hall 2.2 , both companies not only share…

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Deakin & Francis at BaselWorld 2010

Deakin & Francis at BaselWorld 2010

Since 2002, Deakin & Francis’ moving cufflink range has been exciting the discerning cufflink wearer. Starting with our flagship skull range with dropping jaws and pop-out diamond eyes; animal heads,…

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