The Silver Society

The Silver Society was founded in 1958 to advance the study of silver of all periods, places and forms. A London-based international organisation, our object is also to widen the appreciation and knowledge of work in silver, including plated wares, as well as in other precious metals such as gold and platinum.

Members of The Silver Society are collectors, authors, museum staff, researchers, dealers, auctioneers, working silversmiths and other interested individuals who share a common interest in silver. Membership is international with more than a third living outside the United Kingdom.

We publish an annual journal, Silver Studies, to which it is possible to subscribe without being a full member of the Society.

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To be awarded to a young silversmith aged under 35 Prize: £500

The Silver Society is proud to announce, for the fifth consecutive year, the launch of its annual Prize to be awarded to a Young Silversmith.

Unlike in previous years, this year’s competition will be conducted virtually and submissions should be made by email to and may comprise a video or portfolio of either a specially made, or a pre-existing piece, in silver. The submission should include images of the piece, a description of its manufacture and the hallmarks and may also include design drawings and a commentary on the sources of inspiration.

Deadline extended to 15th December
The entrant should be aged 35 or under by 31 December 2020.
The submission may not be a piece of jewellery.
The competition will be judged by an expert panel and the winner will be announced by 31 January 2021 and will receive a cash prize of £500. The winning piece and a profile of its maker will be included in the 2021 Silver Society Journal.

Past winners include Tom Asquith, Patrick Davison, Jen Ricketts and Samuel Waterhouse.

Members Notification:

Next Members meeting 30th November 2020