Our Credentials
Jewellery Experience and Achievements

Gerald Hodge - Jewellery Experience:

• Jeweller, Jeweller’s Guild of London
• Apprenticeship with David Thomas of London
• Lectured on Jewellery at the Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
• Workshop Manager, Jane Allen Jewellery, London
• Workshop Manager, Swag Jewellers, London
• Goldsmith, John McKellar, Cheltenham

Gerald Hodge - Jewellery Achievements:

• City & Guilds parts 1, 2 & 3
• City & Guilds Advanced in Design and Fine Jewellery
• Goldsmiths Company of London 1st prize
• Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
• Freeman of the City of London

Matthew McDermott - Jewellery Experience:

• Apprenticeship with Schwartz Jewellers, Johannesburg, South Africa
• Model maker, Fred Manshaw, Hatton Garden, London
• Goldsmith, Robert Glenn / Slade Group, Hatton Garden, London
• Goldsmith and Model maker, CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Pretoria, South Africa
• Technical Jewellery Manager, LumenOri corp., Taipei, Taiwan
• Workshop Manager, Jonathan James, Gloucester
• Workshop Manager, John McKellar, Cheltenham

Matthew McDermott - Jewellery Achievements:

• Second prize, Jewellery council of South Africa Jewellery competition, 1984
• First Prize, Jewellery council of South Africa Jewellery competition, 1985
• Involved in the Worlds first successful commercial casting of the 990 Au-Ti alloy