Everyday Heraldry - Bespoke Sterling Silver

September 2018

A lighter case to help light candles in the dark season. Made for a dear friend. Will it become an heirloom?

Bethlen heraldry heirloom to celebrate marriage

June 2018

Polish coat of arms are shared amongst specific families in a similar way to Scotish tartans. The Polish nobility that is allowed to use these family arms and family crests are referred to as Szlachta. 

Have a look at our Polish blog https://sophiesalm.com/blogs/polska-szlachta for new updates.

Herb szlachecki LeliwaLeliwa her szlachecki spinki do mankietów

You can purchase the above sterling silver Leliwa coat of arms with correct family crest here. https://sophiesalm.com/products/leliwa

 

Mai 2018

Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau are a prominent noble family that originated in the Kingdom of Bohemia and flourished in the Habsburg empire. These bespoke sterling silver cufflinks are part of a series (firelighter, tea spoons, etc)  we created for members of the family. The simple design of the Kinsky arms make a great relief image in silver.

I hope you like the image as much as I enjoyed making the items. 

April 2018

These cufflinks were a real labour of love! Often with heraldic cufflinks "less is more" approach works really well. Because only 1 charge was used I was able to model a relief style cufflink (these are simply my favourite style). Again in sterling silver.

April 2018

Welcome to a place where products have real stories to tell. We just produced a sterling silver lighter case with the coat of arms of a historic Austrian family Kinsky (aka Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau ). Fits a small Bic lighter.

The client was so happy he ordered some cufflinks with the same motif!

April 2018

Just finished for Spanish client. The client decided to use a helmet instead of a crown (or crest). These cufflinks were made in sterling silver with a t-bar (for ease of use). 

March 2018

Just in time for Easter! Glad to hear the gift recipient loved his item.

April 2017

One for the Salm Family. One for the team so to speak.

January 2017

"Are you sure you want a monkey holding a mirror???" I asked incredulously. The answer was obviously yes. This is a monstrous undertaking I thought. But the end result was (more than) pleasing. On the left you can see the client brief.