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William Hawkes Conservator Goldsmith Conservation of Fine Metalwork and protection of historic collections, and bespoke hand-made jewelle Conservation of metals and
Bespoke Hand Made Jewellery.

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The Queen has died, long live the King.
08/09/2022

The Queen has died, long live the King.

My wonderful wife’s engagement ring. Fun to make and design!     #
05/09/2022

My wonderful wife’s engagement ring. Fun to make and design! #

Two wonderful people attended the studio yesterday to make their own wedding rings! There is some serious talent in this...
24/07/2022

Two wonderful people attended the studio yesterday to make their own wedding rings! There is some serious talent in this couple and the results wer stunning!

Sterling silver, left and right mussel shell teaspoons set. £200, DM me for details!  Currently only one pair available!...
30/06/2022

Sterling silver, left and right mussel shell teaspoons set. £200, DM me for details! Currently only one pair available!!!!

Well this was fun last night!
09/06/2022

Well this was fun last night!

Sakura brooch.
10/04/2022

Sakura brooch.

The Wave! New piece from my Piece per day- every day!
08/04/2022

The Wave! New piece from my Piece per day- every day!

My “piece a day - for a month” piece for today… very pleased with this one!   # garnet
01/04/2022

My “piece a day - for a month” piece for today… very pleased with this one! # garnet

EXCLUSIVE- ONLY ONE!!!!! First come first served!!!! Just occasionally I make what can only be described as a very sligh...
28/03/2022

EXCLUSIVE- ONLY ONE!!!!!

First come first served!!!!

Just occasionally I make what can only be described as a very slight “factory second”… usually these get scrapped and the constituents reused…. But in this piece the second is so tiny that I decided to offer it to you as a thank you for all your support…. at nearly half price!

These are normally £575…. But this one is going for £290!

It’s one of my Kina pendants in sterling silver and 9ct yellow gold, set with an absolutely stunning Afghan blue zircon, and on a 9ct yellow chain!

The first one of you to message me gets the pendant!

EXCLUSIVE- ONLY ONE!!!!! First come first served!!!! Just occasionally I make what can only be described as a very sligh...
27/03/2022

EXCLUSIVE- ONLY ONE!!!!!

First come first served!!!!

Just occasionally I make what can only be described as a very slight “factory second”… usually these get scrapped and the constituents reused…. But in this piece the second is so tiny that I decided to offer it to you as a thank you for all your support…. at nearly half price!

These are normally £575…. But this one is going for £290!

It’s one of my Kina pendants in sterling silver and 9ct yellow gold, set with an absolutely stunning Afghan blue zircon, and on a 9ct yellow chain!

The first one of you to message me gets the pendant!

Just a couple of pieces I have been working on recently….
23/03/2022

Just a couple of pieces I have been working on recently….

The first diamond engagement ring was given by Arch Duke Maximillian the first to Mary of Burgundy in 1477…. But the eng...
21/02/2022

The first diamond engagement ring was given by Arch Duke Maximillian the first to Mary of Burgundy in 1477…. But the engagement ring can take many many forms…. Here is a few , just a few…. I have made over the years!

BUT….. it’s wedding ring season coming up very soon! Please share this post and contact me for a chat about your needs!

Even the smallest bits of scrap metal can be useful… this little acorn is entirely made from scrap metal but may well ad...
19/02/2022

Even the smallest bits of scrap metal can be useful… this little acorn is entirely made from scrap metal but may well add something to someone’s happiness!

Happy sapphire Saturday everyone!
12/02/2022

Happy sapphire Saturday everyone!

The simple single stone ring!
11/02/2022

The simple single stone ring!

Cure the post Christmas blues! Message me for details!
26/12/2021

Cure the post Christmas blues! Message me for details!

Some Christmas specials! Message me for details!
26/12/2021

Some Christmas specials! Message me for details!

There is always a reason why crafts people charge what they charge …..
12/12/2021

There is always a reason why crafts people charge what they charge …..

Woven wave bangle. A little experiment!
05/10/2021

Woven wave bangle. A little experiment!

The Kina Ring with a blue zircons is now back in stock!!! …. Message me for more information !!!!!                      ...
22/09/2021

The Kina Ring with a blue zircons is now back in stock!!! …. Message me for more information !!!!!

Another signet ring on the way! Solid construction means a highly satisfying weight and exceptional durability!         ...
28/08/2021

Another signet ring on the way! Solid construction means a highly satisfying weight and exceptional durability!

It’s all well and good being beautiful! But Dr Megan McCallum helps people be everything they want to be AND does it in ...
13/08/2021

It’s all well and good being beautiful! But Dr Megan McCallum helps people be everything they want to be AND does it in a way that has the least detrimental to our planet and it’s wonderful animal inhabitants!!! Using cruelty free products and entirely sustainable packaging Dr Megan is helping you and protecting everything we should hold most dear! For this reason Dr Megan is the very first of my !!!!

It’s amazing what washes up in a lavender patch! The new addition to Mare Vita! Ocean life in solid Sterling silver!    ...
24/07/2021

It’s amazing what washes up in a lavender patch! The new addition to Mare Vita! Ocean life in solid Sterling silver!

A couple of new additions to the ocean life range of silverware! POA
24/07/2021

A couple of new additions to the ocean life range of silverware! POA

A girls diamonds just simply have to be …. BIG!!!!  I had the pleasure of providing a good friends engagement ring and… ...
22/07/2021

A girls diamonds just simply have to be …. BIG!!!! I had the pleasure of providing a good friends engagement ring and… well…. She said yes!!!! Diamond and 18ct white gold!!!

Kina Tie Slide. New addition to the Kina family!  £175.00 message me to order!
03/07/2021

Kina Tie Slide. New addition to the Kina family! £175.00 message me to order!

The new sterling silver mussel teaspoons are now complete! Please contact me for details!
30/06/2021

The new sterling silver mussel teaspoons are now complete! Please contact me for details!

Sapphire ring
19/06/2021

Sapphire ring

Simple but effective spring cheer!
07/03/2021

Simple but effective spring cheer!

Just a little about emeralds: they are undoubtedly a beautiful atone with a rich history. So why then do they scare the ...
11/10/2020

Just a little about emeralds: they are undoubtedly a beautiful atone with a rich history. So why then do they scare the living daylights out of stone setters? Well, it’s down to “toughness”.... a property that is so often misunderstood. Take for example diamonds.... the hardest natural substance on earth.... yes they are incredibly hard but are they “tough”? Well to a degree yes, but the hardness of a diamond belies the fact that they can be brittle! If they take an impact in the wrong direction they are quite likely to crack!!!! And so it is with emeralds... only more so! As a result many stone setters will tell you it’s always 50:50 when they set an emerald... when it goes well you end up with a wonderful result no doubt..... and it does all add to the charm of the stone! So here’s my question to you.... what IS the toughest gemstone?

It’s true! Happy Sunday everyone!
11/10/2020

It’s true! Happy Sunday everyone!

Another piece off with a happy customer! 18ct yellow and white gold with a stunning emerald, and white sapphires just fo...
10/10/2020

Another piece off with a happy customer! 18ct yellow and white gold with a stunning emerald, and white sapphires just for a little unique twist!

An interesting piece of conservation work. This sterling silver box dates to 1911 and was made by “Oreste Franco and Co”...
09/10/2020

An interesting piece of conservation work. This sterling silver box dates to 1911 and was made by “Oreste Franco and Co” of castle street London. It’s velvet insert covered a lead base. However, the box suffered some damage, a broken hinge and deforming of the lid. It also needed a very good clean up!

New skills coming on!!! Hollow rings for various uses.
08/10/2020

New skills coming on!!! Hollow rings for various uses.

😄😄😄 Well it’s happened again!!!! Thanks to a wonderful friend of ours, I seem to be getting confused and coming up with ...
16/09/2020

😄😄😄 Well it’s happened again!!!! Thanks to a wonderful friend of ours, I seem to be getting confused and coming up with asymmetric cufflinks! 😄😄😄😄 It’s been right week for cufflinks too! Get yours today... send me a message!

This is my job! I always hope to make your jewellery something you can be proud of and be inspired by!  (Quote by Harry ...
15/09/2020

This is my job! I always hope to make your jewellery something you can be proud of and be inspired by! (Quote by Harry Winston)

The smaller size pendant is back in stock.... half the size of the larger pendant and a bright vibrant stone of your cho...
15/09/2020

The smaller size pendant is back in stock.... half the size of the larger pendant and a bright vibrant stone of your choice!

Fresh off the bench... “Kina” asymmetric cufflinks made specially for  a wonderful friends birthday.
14/09/2020

Fresh off the bench... “Kina” asymmetric cufflinks made specially for a wonderful friends birthday.

Any guesses yet?
11/09/2020

Any guesses yet?

Can you guess what is on the bench?
09/09/2020

Can you guess what is on the bench?

Fresh off the bench... “Perifan” .... a commission made for a family member of a wonderful friend!
07/09/2020

Fresh off the bench... “Perifan” .... a commission made for a family member of a wonderful friend!

Oysters capture the imagination avidly when we think about luxury food... imagine your guests intrigue when they pick up...
01/08/2020

Oysters capture the imagination avidly when we think about luxury food... imagine your guests intrigue when they pick up a sterling silver oyster shell... a shell adorning your dinner table!

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Conservation of metals and bespoke hand-made jewellery! Thats what we are all about. William started in the jewellery industry 20 odd years ago and has not looked back since. Since training to be a jeweller at the Birmingham School of Jewellery, William has also trained as a Fine metals Conservator, completing a Masters of Conservation Studies at West Dean College, with his degree being awarded by Sussex University.

During his work in conservation, William has experienced the magnificent variety of objects that our cultural heritage has to offer, working on historic Roman intaglio rings and gilded brooches, Roman coins and Anglo Saxon cruciate brooches, to Napoleonic cannons, Russian made rifles and Chinese gilded ship models... and the door-bell of Arundel Castle, the seat of His Grace The Duke of Norfolk. William has been the conservator for the armour collection of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple... and is now aiming to pursue a PhD this coming year (2018) in material sciences related to conservation.

Williams’ jewellery has a distinct natural world flavour, which is derived from his belief that Mother Nature is the greatest designer of all. The “Kina” Collection being a perfect example of this belief, it has enabled people to look at the beauty of nature and to enjoy something that is not often thought about. William uses his cultural back ground from New Zealand as an additional inspiration for his collections and the designs of his pieces.

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