Some Techniques used in Making Regalia

Region 3/4 Visit to the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Sat 3rd March

Derek & Sylvia Lake

Saturday 3rd March saw our organised visit to the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and for us places that we had never imagined existed.

Mr Steve Hobbis, Managing Director of W.H.Darby - a family owned company, was waiting to greet us all. We saw examples of their work ranging from Chains and Badges of Office, corporate gifts including; tie pins; cufflinks; key fobs; badges, to the very latest medals in their presentation boxes for the Indoor athletic games, which were being held at the Birmingham Indoor Arena over that very weekend. We also saw medals for dignitaries from various African States all done in precious metals with sparkling stones & beautiful enamel.

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