Simon Kemp began making jewellery in 1990 under the name of Phoenix Design. He realized from the outset that silver was everywhere and there was very little for the lovers of gold that was affordable and of a decent quality. After experimenting with different processes he developed the ‘gold and silver effect’. This combines solid sterling silver with a 5 micron thick layer of pure 24 carat gold. By using hard gold the jewellery lasts a long time; all of this jewellery is guaranteed, in normal usage, for a minimum of 10 years. After carefully examining each design Simon then removes certain parts of the gold layer with diamond burrs to reveal the silver. This process enhances each piece, drawing out the detail and revealing the particular intricacies within each design. Every single item is individually worked to create a consistently high quality finish.
Since all of the moulds are owned by Simon and the castings are produced in Birmingham’s world famous jewellery quarter clients can be assured of regularity of supply combined with this consistently high quality. Simon Kemp Jewellers will even provide a single cufflink or earring if one goes astray!
With our own moulds we also offer our clients the flexibility of jewellery cast in solid 9ct (white,yellow,rose) gold, 14 ct and 18 ct gold. Our hallmark is registered at the London Assay Office.
To coincide with the broader range of services offered, incorporating bespoke work, engraving, enamelling etc. Phoenix Design has now been rebranded Simon Kemp Jewellers.
Clive Giddings has been working with Simon from his own Reigate workshop for over 15 years. He has successfully completed many corporate and bespoke cufflink commissions and has firmly established and experienced engravers, enamellers and model makers that also work for Simon Kemp Jewellers as the need arises.