Another successful year for James Kydd!

James won the Gold Award in the Junior Craft category; the Gold Award in the Junior section of the Polishing category; the Bronze Award for Setting; and the Special Award (presented for the first time this year) for ‘an appropriate design that demonstrates good visual and practical use of 999.9 purity gold and/or silver’.

James made a 16” long silver and gold plate dagger – named ‘Silver Damocles’ – featuring black ruthenium leopards’ heads set with stones.  Each of the 393 stones was set by hand, and the whole dagger took several hundred hours to make over ten months.  The stunning piece is now on display at Baird & Co Merchants Showroom in London.