In mid-April 2017 Chris visited the Scottish parliament visitor’s services division where he met the retail manager “Alison Begg” who was delighted that Chris’s collections in the visitor’s centre had been selling incredibly well to the general public and even members of parliament. Due to the great sales another order was placed including pieces from some of the new collections.

When available Chris is more than happy to visit existing and new clients to liaise and give guidance on improving sales for his unique collections.

Chris Lewis - Top Drawer 2017Chris Lewis Catwalk Top DrawerSymetrical Necklace hits the catwalk Top Drawer Spring 2017, Chris Lewis silver jewellery was selected to be worn by one of the models on the catwalk (Academy Live – Fashion Show). As you see in the photo the piece selected was the symetrical necklace which can be purchased at any of the trade shows attended by Chris or direct from the website just drop us an email to request a login account here. This piece was created using symmetrical lines of different lengths, three textures organic, hammered and polished.

Chris Lewis Scottish portrait gallery talkScottish portrait gallery Chris LewisChris Lewis was delighted to be at the Scottish Portrait Gallery on 3 Nov to talk to invited guests about his designs and inspiration. He met and greeted guests talked with everyone about his life and work and enjoyed a very special night in a famous institution in the city of Edinburgh where Chris was born.

Chris Lewis Silver Scottish National Gallery

Chris Lewis silver is on show at the Scottish portrait gallery the national gallery and the gallery of modern art in Edinburgh.

Amber and Black, GlasgowAmber and Black GiftsChris managed to do some customer appointments in November including the pleasure of a quick visit to Amber and Black in Glasgow. Lesley and Sarah really have their finger on the pulse when it comes to having style with their home accessories and gifts on show. I truly recommend them for those of you looking to have your world state that little bit more.

Amber and Black – 149 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Tel. 0141 339 3239

Chris Lewis Photo ShootSilver jewellery designer Chris Lewis at work in the studio in a photo shoot for SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY article. In advance of Chris’ “meet and greet” at the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland on 9th April between 5-7pm the Scotland On Sunday newspaper are publishing an article on the leading Scottish silver jewellery designer.

Chris states that everyone is welcome to come to the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh and that he looks forward to meeting and individually talking to all that attend.

Chris Lewis has been in business now since 2003 and has won numerous awards such as Best at Show at the Scottish International Trade Show. He sells his silver jewellery collections in over 12 nations worldwide and he has a reputation for innovative jewellery design and excellent finishing in sterling silver.

Chris Lewis Scotland on Sunday photo shoot

wholesale silver jewellery chris lewis 2015Working hard on all the wholesale silver jewellery orders from the trade wholesale shows. Deadline for finishing all silver orders is 20 March 2015. At that stage the items will be imported to UK and sent for sterling silver hallmarking at the Birmingham Assay Office.  This ensures that we at Chris Lewis are obeying all trading standards for the sale of sterling silver to our wholesale clients and that your customers will have sterling silver jewellery marked CLS to ensure they know they are purchasing and wearing a Chris Lewis sterling silver original. We look forward to sending your wholesale silver jewellery orders out at the end of March start of April.

Sterling silver contentUnderstanding Silver – What is sterling silver? In its pure state, silver, it is soft and malleable.  So scientists and silversmiths developed alloys that make it stronger and more durable. Sterling silver content is a mixture of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper.  While other metals can be used, copper has proven to be the best additive, adding the necessary strength without affecting the cool, elegant beauty of silver.

Chris Lewis polished silver has a high polish and lustre.  It shines on delivery.  Overtime this effect changes with a lot of wear and an effect occurs that jewellers call Patina. Patina is the soft, warm glow that appears on the surface of well-used sterling silver.  Even highly polished silver objects develop this deeper beauty over time, and it is one of the reasons that old silver is highly prized among connoisseurs and collectors. However, if a bright polish is preferred, a jeweller can restore silver to its original appearance at any time. Is it real? To be absolutely sure, look for a stamp reading “sterling silver” or the .925 mark, which indicates the percentage of pure silver in the piece. This should be accompanied by the maker’s name or registered trademark.  To learn more about hallmarking and assaying click here to see our article on the Birmingham Assay Office.