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Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair returns to London

Work by Alyson Green

Event preview

THE stunning Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair will be staged in London from March 2 to March 4, 2018, and this year will be held at Kensington Town Hall (Events and Conference Centre) whilst its previous venue of Chelsea Old Town Hall is being refurbished.

This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

Desire offers visitors a fabulous choice of individual jewellers and silversmiths who have been selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and have a genuine passion for the work they create. Visitors can see and purchase from an exciting range from both emerging British talent as well as more established designer makers.

Exhibitors include jewellers working in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, aluminium, bronze, copper, titanium, cellulose acetate and glass and incorporating gemstones, seaglass, buttons, pearls, glass, enamelwork, silk threads and beads into their work.

Anyone celebrating a special occasion – maybe a birthday or anniversary – may also like to speak to many of the makers about commissioning bespoke pieces of jewellery or silverware. Several visitors in the past have commissioned engagement or wedding rings at the event and, by working with the designer maker, have been able to have input into the design and come up with something that means so much more and is completely individual.

Many of the makers will also be happy to speak about remodelling old jewellery to give it a more contemporary feel.

Whether you are looking to treat yourself, purchase a unique gift for someone special or commission something for a special occasion, make a date to visit Desire in Kensington.

Admission: £6.

Opening Times: Daily from 10am to 5pm.

Venue: Kensington Conference & Events Centre, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX.