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Pictured above: David Lawes and apprentice showing examples of work to King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Goldsmiths Hall, London.

Since moving to the larger premises, David has trained 5 apprentices from novice to master craftsmen, each becoming freemen of the City of London and freemen of Goldsmiths.


Other achievements of his apprentices include:


3 apprentices achieving Gold for David’s signature dragonfly broach, At the Goldsmiths craftsmanship and design awards.


Winner of the 2008 Podolsky Award


2 apprentices achieving joint first/gold 2008 diamond mounting award.


Representing England in the 2002 skill Olympics

David Lawes is a highly skilled jewellery designer, manufacturer and craftsman with 40 years of experience hand making beautiful, traditional and bespoke jewellery. Throughout his career he has created countless pieces of bespoke jewellery for well known and highly regarded west end companies and shops.

David studied at Sir. John Cass School of Art, London from 1976-1977. He then began working for a watch case maker, crafting bespoke jewellery. Working along side a watch case maker, he was taught the value of perfection and the up most ­­importance of quality, and grew his knowledge of precious stones and diamonds. Learn more about our quality and craftsmanship.

He became self employed in 1980 and started up David Lawes Jewellery Ltd. from a small rented workshop in Hatton garden. As the Business grew, in 1998 David purchased a large premises in the centre of Hatton Garden, London where David Lawes Jewellery Ltd. still remains today, alongside his daughter, Antonia Lawes, who joined the family trade in 2016.

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