About

Joanne Tinley Jewellery at the Sorting Office Studios, Hampshire

I make textured gold and silver jewellery for people who love being close to nature. For me, the natural world isn’t just something to look at, but to be felt. The rough bark of a tree, the comforting softness of richly coloured wool and the deliciously smooth surface of a river-polished pebble are all textures I build in to my jewellery. 

Every piece is handcrafted by me in my studio in Hampshire, using sterling and fine silver, 24k gold and jewel-coloured wool. I combine traditional techniques with the modern - the unique textures on my silver are created both with computer-added design and with hammers, some of which are older than me.

I am one of 16 artists resident at the Sorting Office Studios in Eastleigh, Hampshire. To see the dates of our twice-yearly Open Studios please scroll down the Stockists and Events page.

To see details of my jewellery workshops and private tuition please visit the Jewellery Making page.

About Hallmarking

Hallmarking is a legal requirement for all items containing 7.78g or more of silver or 1g or more of gold, although items below these weights may be hallmarked as well. My maker's mark is registered at the London Assay Office at Goldsmiths' Hall in London, the first recorded place in the world to carry out assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metals over 700 years ago. All of my hallmarked silver pieces carry the marks similar to those shown below

Joanne Tinley Jewellery hallmark

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