We all love to look at, appreciate and admire beautiful things. Beautiful things can be found anywhere and everywhere whether that be in nature, art, food or even clothing. Jewellery is also definitely another category that comes to mind as well. Jewellery has been worn for thousands of years for a multitude of reasons; whether it is to enhance the appearance of the wearer, to draw attention to or highlight a particular part of the piece or to show a person’s status or wealth. In modern day life, recent jewellery is sometimes worn to highlight a person’s position in society, for example the Queen and the Crown Jewels, but more often than not recent jewellery is worn as a form of self-expression and because people appreciate the art and skill of the craft. And we might as well be honest, another big reason is because it makes us feel good and more confident to wear things we love and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
There is a lot of jewellery out there and finding pieces of true quality with fantastic craftsmanship can take a lot of time and effort to find. They are many brands of jewellery out there that are available to the masses so even though you may have purchased something that you feel is unique, it is not really as there will be someone out there with the exact same “unique” piece you have chosen. Where can you find truly unique pieces of recent jewellery? Sussex. It might not sound like the first place you would naturally look for recent jewellery, Sussex does have the answer though. Historic Jewellery Reproductions is now in the skilled and creative hands of Mike Shorer who took over the business in 2010 from his late father. Mike began learning about jewellery, metalwork, art and drawing from as young as six years old, being taught these skills by his talented and creative parents. Mike has continued to improve, learn and perfect his craft as the years have gone by whilst also building an impressive resume of qualifications behind him. Mike has attended the Sir John Cass School of Art and Design in Whitechapel, between the years 1976 and 1980 where he gained an Advanced City and Guilds and a Diploma in The Design and Craftsmanship of Jewellery. Then he was made a Freeman of the Goldsmith’s Company in 1994 and granted the Freedom of the City of London in the same year. What Mike doesn’t know about the goldsmithing trade is not worth knowing!
So, if you are still on the hunt for those truly unique pieces of recent jewellery, Sussex really does have the answer as you can see. Mike will be happy to talk to you about your ideas and creative vision and with his impressive skill set you can turn that idea in to your own one of kind piece of recent jewellery. Whether it is a gift for someone or yourself, everyone deserves a treat. Contact Mike today.