William (Bill) Hawkes
Chelsea, London
SW10.
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+44 (0) 7766545755

Biography

Bill is a professional conservator and trained jeweller. His conservation practice has encompassed a wide array of work on very wide and varied projects, ranging from Roman and Anglo Saxon stone-set jewellery in both precious and copper alloy metals, to Napoleonic field carriage guns and a D-20 howitzer from the first gulf war. Bill’s clients have included His Grace, the Duke of Norfolk, The Royal Armouries, and the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. Additionally Bill regularly provides consultation services to various organisations in relation to researching historic objects and their metallurgy, providing reports for the purposes of preventative and remedial conservation. Bill is an associate member of the Institute of Conservation, and the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Bill’s M.A. In Conservation Studies dissertation (University of Sussex) analysed the etching effects of acidified thiourea silver dips and saponin plant extracts, on the surface of sterling silver and gilded historic objects.

As a jeweller, Bill hand-fabricates items of fine jewellery, selling them all over the world, as well as providing consultancy services to small jewellery businesses. Bill is a Fellow of the National Association of Jewellers, a member of the Guild of Jewellery Designers, the Society of British Jewellers and the Society of jewellery Historians.

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"Alhambra Sapphire" Ring
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"Angel De Paraiso" Sapphire Ring
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"Kina" Sapphire Pendant