As England’s oldest jewellery manufacturer, we have a long history of making products that were created to suit the fashions of the time, throughout our 230 years. One of these trends was the sterling silver cigarette case, which featured engraved patterns or hand enamelled .
As we approach our 235th year we commissioned a bespoke piece for ourselves, in the form of a poem from Birmingham’s Poet Laureate, Dr Richard O’Brien, to celebrate the history of Deakin & Francis in 12 objects. In these uncertain times, it seems fitting .
The story of the Works Manager For over 230 years, our team at Deakin & Francis has been making stunning jewellery and high quality pieces in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, and this impressive milestone couldn’t have been achieved without the commitment, hard .
Originally established as a way to protect against fraud, this aim has remained unchanged. By assaying (testing) and marking precious metals, hallmarking is one of the oldest forms of consumer protection. Hallmarking dates back to 1300 when a statute by Edward I instituted the .
Deakin & Francis have been manufacturing the world’s finest jewellery since 1786 and have been a part of the history of cufflinks. Who Invented The Cufflink? Around the 13th century, shirt cuffs were held together by ribbons, ties and strings. As men’s shirts and .