Stephen M Goldsmith F.I.P.G - M.N.G.G
started his craft at the Rochester College of Art (KIAD) in 1971. He then went on to do a four year apprenticeship in polishing with C. J
Vander just off Hatton Garden with a three year day release in Silversmithing at his old college. After leaving Vander's he went onto work for a short time with Stuart Devlin then moved to Nayler
Bros in 1977. Nayler was the main workshop for Garrard's the Crown Jewellers. Later in years
Garrard's joined Asprey. Stephen worked on various projects for the rich & famous, plus many of the World
Famous Sports Trophies and is often still seen polishing the Premier League Cup on Sky sports.
Asprey craftsmen joined him in 1999 but was eventually made redundant alongside 20 other craftsmen in 2003, after 26 years loyal service. "SMG (Kent) Ltd" was born on
2nd of May 2003 enabling Stephen to carry on his good work in the craft he most enjoys.
Stephen is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmith's and was granted the Freedom of the City of London in 1975; he is also a Fellow
and Ambassador of The
Institute of Professional Goldsmith's. He has also had the very rare honour of winning The Goldsmith's Company Award twice, plus many other prestigious awards and has served as a judge for the last
few years on behalf of the Craft's Council Awards .
While working for Garrard's Stephen advised the Army and Buckingham Palace on how to care for their very special silver pieces. He has also been privileged
to work in the jewel house at the Tower of London restoring a wine cistern which was made in 1830 and used only the once by Queen Victoria.
Many top west end stores such as society jeweller Theo Fennell, Hamilton & Inches plus The Royal Mint have
discovered the advantage of dealing with his company.
He offers the service of freelance polishing or consultancy on site, or in his workshops in South Kensington
(courtesy of Theo Fennell) and Kent.
The polishing of jewellery and object d'art in Platinum, Gold and Silver.