Edinburgh's Royal jeweller to celebrate 155 year history with exhibition of bespoke pieces

An Edinburgh jeweller known for its ties to the Royal Family has launched a search for bespoke items created by its talented craftspeople over its 155 year history for an extensive celebratory exhibition.

By Caitlyn Dewar
Thursday, 14th January 2021, 12:30 pm
Hamilton & Inches are searching for bespoke pieces from throughout the years to showcase at an exhibition
Hamilton & Inches are searching for bespoke pieces from throughout the years to showcase at an exhibition

Hamilton & Inches has created special pieces for a wide array of clients including the Scottish Rugby Union and Glenrothes distillery which have been designed and handcrafted in the workshops situated above the showroom on George Street.

The ‘Celebrating Our Craft’ exhibition will showcase old artefacts and past projects as well as the talent of the team who have helped to mark many a memorable moment.

Bespoke commissions continue to be created in the workshops to this day, using ancient skills and crafts still in operation, all essential to creating beautiful, iconic items that will be remembered and cherished.

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The Celebrating Our Craft exhibition is set to be on display from March 2021 coinciding with the completion of the shop's renovations

Victoria Houghton, Hamilton & Inches CEO, said: “Now that we’re in our 155th year, it’s the perfect time to celebrate our past creations and look to the future.

“The Celebrating Our Craft exhibition will not only allow us to showcase a collection of exquisite items – but will act as an opportunity to share the incredible stories behind them with existing and new audiences.”

The Edinburgh-based jewellers which has held a Royal Warrant for over 120 years is currently working to carefully renovate the 19th century building, transforming its showroom, workshops and service department to create an even more memorable experience for their customers. Adding to this in-store experience will be the Celebrating Our Craft exhibition, set to be on display from March 2021, showcasing the pieces against the beautifully reimagined showroom.

Committed to ensuring craftmanship is relevant to contemporary life, especially at a time when fast fashion is a huge part of our culture, Hamilton & Inches hope that the exhibition will shine a light on the impact and reach of the jeweller and how important it is for the craft to continue throughout Scotland.

To help curate the Celebrating Our Craft exhibition, Hamilton & Inches are asking for anyone who has commissioned a bespoke item which could feature in the showcase to get in touch. Please email [email protected] with details and images of the piece.

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