Deakin & Francis
The Deakin & Francis English workshops produce fine quality handmade jewellery in precious metal, incorporating vitreous enamel and fine gemstones. James and Henry are the seventh generation of the family to manage Deakin & Francis and took over from their father David. During school holidays James and Henry joined their father at work. Watching and learning from the craftsmen and attending trade shows in London and Switzerland.
Both fully qualified, James studied at the Gemological Institute of America and is a Graduate Jeweler Gemologist. Henry studied gemology at the International Gemological Institute in Vicenza and is a Graduate Gemologist and Designer.
James passion is designing new cufflinks “it all starts with a sketch.” His inspiration comes from travelling the world to camping in Africa and to trade shows in Vegas and New York. Henry loves meeting customers “It’s wonderful when customers see the uniqueness and individuality of the collections. It's the WOW factor with our cufflinks.”
Over the last 200+ years the team of manufacturing jewellers and silversmiths at Deakin & Francis has created over 1,000 cufflink designs for business people, celebrities and members of royalty worldwide.