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Gifts for Him: Cufflinks by Grant Macdonald London

Gifts for Him: Cufflinks by Grant Macdonald London

There was a time when a pair of cufflinks was a bit boring, wasn’t there? The humble cufflink used to be a rather predictable gift for a man, seldom made to last, and worse, replaced by the ubiquitous pearly plastic button. This is why Grant Macdonald London has injected new life into your cuff with the latest high tech manufacturing technologies, combined with the very highest level of bespoke master craftsmanship. Our new range has pushed the limits of silver design to create a landmark range of precious, stylish, and supremely functional cuffs for the modern man. 

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Capturing the beauty of speed

Capturing the beauty of speed

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we took part in this year’s Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace. The Concours is more than just a parade of the finest and rarest cars in the world today, it’s celebrates the very best of automotive engineering and luxury craftsmanship in the world today, past and present. We joined legendary names like Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti and Ferrari, presenting our own metal artistry alongside classic Le Mans and F1 racing cars from the 1920’s onwards, the latest high tech engineering and electric supercars.

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56 Years Ago Today

56 Years Ago Today

56 years ago today, two days before his sixteenth birthday, Grant Macdonald travelled into the City of London to register his own sponsor mark, GGM, at the London Assay Office. The mark has been stamped, or more recently lasered, onto all his creations in silver and gold ever since so that in years to come anyone looking at the piece of work will know that it was made by Grant Macdonald.  The other marks that form the hallmark denote the material, the fineness, the leopard’s head identifies that it has been made in London and the letter shows the year.

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BBC NEWS: The man who gambled his firm on a £50,000 sword

BBC NEWS: The man who gambled his firm on a £50,000 sword

 

Orignally published on the BBC here.

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to London-based silversmith Grant Macdonald.

When Grant Macdonald walked out of the Middle Eastern royal palace he says his shoes "hardly touched the carpet".

He had just secured a giant order that would transform his business. And almost 40 years later, the memory still gives him goosebumps.

"It was an amazing feeling... just telling you this now gives me the greatest feeling of achievement,...


50 Years of Grant Macdonald London The 1970’s Silver Retail Boom Part 2

50 Years of Grant Macdonald London The 1970’s Silver Retail Boom Part 2

If you remember the 1970s, only just remember those years or missed them entirely, you probably have a sense of what they were like. It was the decade that gave us Disco dancing, where even sensible City bankers and politicians let their hair grow a bit longer and wore their moustaches and sideburns with pride. It was also a decade of energy crises, industrial action and genuine economic problems. A mixed bag, perhaps, compared to the peace and love of the 1960s, and high powered, high tech 1980s.