International Day of Light 2022

"Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love - be there for others - bring a little light into someone’s day." Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


This week saw International Day of Light on Monday 16th May. It's the result of an initiative by UNESCO to provide a yearly focus on light, and the important role it plays across society. From science and education to culture and art, through to diverse fields including medicine, communications and energy, the day of celebration seeks to shine a spotlight on the ways we can use science, technology, art and culture to achieve UNESCO’s goals - education, equality and peace.



Since British craftsmanship sits at the heart of everything we do here at Grant Macdonald London, we’re passionate about the link between light, art and culture - especially UNESCO’s goal to preserve heritage through optical technology. After all, we value tradition as much as we value technology in our cutting-edge workshop. Our team of silversmiths cleverly find connections between the advantages offered by our state-of-the-art 3D printing technology and the silversmithing techniques passed down through the centuries, so that every piece of silver that leaves our workshop is a balance of contemporary and traditional, designed to last for years to come.


Our paragon candlesticks are no exception, and make a neat fit for the day’s theme - our craftsmen have been making candelabras and candlesticks for years, and the designs in our Paragon collection represent a culmination of techniques and tricks honed over five decades to put forward the very best. This pair of candlesticks have been created in silver and 24ct gold, featuring an elegant lattice design only achievable with the help of high-tech machinery. They are the perfect gift to mark a special occasion like a wedding, anniversary, or even to celebrate the International Day of Light with a candlelit dinner with someone special.



Learn more about the International Day of Light at, and explore the full range of Paragon creations on our website today.

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