Stella is famous for her silverware such as chalices, cups and bowls formed by hand. She frequently uses the technique of chasing, using hammer and punches to create designs on precious metalware. Gilding and precious stones are also used, especially in ecclesiastical and presentation pieces. Stella will produce sketches and designs on paper so the client can visualise the finished piece.
Hallmarks are marks stamped on gold,silver and platinum articles. It guarantees that the article has been independently tested and that it conforms to all legal standards of purity. They are compulsory on precious metals. Testing is carried out at one of the four Assay Offices in the UK- London, Birmingham, Sheffield or Edinburgh
Here are the current London Hallmarks as they appear on a piece of Stella Campion’s silverware.
– Stella Campion’s makers mark The Lion – Denotes the purity of the silver 925 – Common Control Mark as a signatory of the International Convention on Hallmarking Leopards Head – The mark of the London Assay Office r– Date Mark for 2016
A laser image of Stella’s signature appears above the Hallmarks
Care of Gold and Silverware
Gold and silver respond to use, developing a lovely patina over time. Should they require cleaning they can be washed in warm soapy water, dried with a soft cloth, then polished with a silver polishing cloth. Wash stone set pieces with a small brush over a sieve. Heavier tarnish can be removed with a proprietary polish following the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not use polish on opals or Turquoise Never use an abrasive on gilded areas or stones – a wash should be sufficient.
Industrial and Scientific Products
We have extensive experience of producing applications for industry and science, for example;
Platinum microscope slide weights
Gold components for shop checkout system laser readers