IT BEGAN WITH RAYMOND WILKINS, WHO WON HIS FIRST GOLDSMITHS HALL CRAFT COUNCIL PRIZE IN 1958 AS A HAND ENGRAVING APPRENTICE. IN 1971 HE WENT ON TO ESTABLISH R.H. WILKINS ENGRAVERS LTD IN LONDON’S RENOWNED JEWELLERY DISTRICT, HATTON GARDEN. THE COMPANY SPECIALISES IN THE HIGHEST QUALITY PRECIOUS METAL ENGRAVING IN THE JEWELLERY, GOLD AND SILVERSMITHING TRADE. HE ATTRACTED SOME OF THE BEST HAND ENGRAVING TALENT IN THE COUNTRY, WHILE TRAINING MANY MORE APPRENTICES DURING HIS CAREER. AS TRADITION WOULD HAVE IT, THE APPRENTICES WOULD BE INDENTURED THROUGH THE GOLDSMITHS’ COMPANY, WHICH HAS SUPPORTED APPRENTICES AND MASTERS WITHIN THE GOLD AND SILVER TRADE FOR OVER 700 YEARS. TODAY, REBUS HAS BECOME THE UK’S PREMIER CREATOR OF FINELY CRAFTED SIGNET RINGS, AND WE ARE IMMENSELY PROUD OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WE PROVIDE. WE’D LOVE YOU TO DROP BY OUR WORKSHOP, WHERE YOU CAN VIEW THE RINGS, TRY THEM ON AND MEET THE JEWELLERS AND ENGRAVERS WHO WILL BE DESIGNING AND CREATING YOUR OWN PIECE. YOU’LL SEE OUR TEAM AT WORK AND GET A FIRST-HAND GLIMPSE OF SOME OF THE INCREDIBLE SKILLS INVOLVED. IF YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO VISIT US, WE HOPE OUR WEBSITE AND INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK PAGES, WHERE WE FREQUENTLY POST PHOTOS OF OUR WORK IN PROGRESS, WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW THESE STUNNING PIECES ARE CREATED AND THE CONFIDENCE TO PURCHASE ONLINE.
THE REBUS GIFT GUIDE | FOR HIM
A customised piece of jewellery is a means of personal expression, an understated, yet meaningful accessory. With the option of creating a bespoke design with Rebus, it makes a truly unique gift for that special man in your life. To mark your father’s milestone birthday, your son’s graduation or just to say ‘I love you’, Rebus can create something symbolic that will be treasured forever.
To take the fear our of shopping for the man who has everything, Rebus has compiled a gift guide of pieces with a more contemporary twist on the traditional signet ring; from cufflinks to Keeper rings, we’re here to help you create the most original and thoughtful present this year.
CUFFLINKS, KEEPER RING, PENDANTS
Beautiful solid gold cufflinks are an effortlessly stylish option for any occasion, work or play. Whether you choose to wear your initials, a crest or motif that’s special to you, these cufflinks will look superb for a lifetime.
The Rebus collection of Keepers are crafted to perfectly trace the contour of a signet ring, and are available in either solid 18ct yellow, white or rose gold, or pavé set with white or black diamonds, rubies or sapphires. Whilst perfect for elevating a classic signet, a custom Keeper ring can also be worn on its own.
Our larger oval and round pendants, available in sterling silver, provide an ideal blank canvas to engrave more complex designs; use your own design or our artist can create a truly unique illustration. Each of these beautiful, hand-crafted pieces can be customised with a hand-engraved, unique design. From their favourite pet to something symbolic – a secret, that only the two of you share, we can create a piece of jewellery that will be treasured forever. Our team of skilled goldsmiths and engravers use traditional hand-engraving techniques to create our bespoke jewellery pieces.
REBUS X J. MUESER | NYC POP-UP 2018
Rebus is excited to announce that we will be crossing the pond this coming September, to host our very first pop-up in the USA, where we will be joining creative forces with J. Mueser, one of the most reputable bespoke men’s tailoring shops in New York.The decision to partner with J. Mueser came about naturally, as founder, Jake Mueser is himself, an owner of a bespoke Rebus signet ring bearing a custom designed crest.Up until now, Rebus’ customers in the US have been able to order online and consult with our consultants digitally. For the first time ever, New York customers will get the chance to meet with the founder and master engraver, Emmet Smith, for a one-of-a-kind, personal experience in their hometown. “Over recent years, we’ve experienced more and more requests from clients in the US. Coming to New York has been a long time coming. I especially enjoy meeting with clients personally to get a sense of their story and personal style, and it’s wonderful to be able to do that for those in the New York area. Moreover, being able to partner with such a like-minded individual as Jake Mueser has been particularly providential” - Emmet Smith, Rebus founder. Both Rebus and J. Mueser are aligned not only in their mutual love of anthropomorphic taxidermy, but in their mastery of merging time-honored craftsmanship with the modern-day desire for inimitable customization. The bespoke tailoring service Jake founded is a name recognized among savvy circles of New York’s well-dressed gentlemen for its contemporary interpretation of traditional menswear and has become the destination to sit back, glass of scotch in hand, and be guided through the ever-evolving art of suit-making. The space is full of light from the huge floor to ceiling windows that offer a view of Christopher Street, one of the most charming areas in West Village. The place is elegantly appointed, yet comfortable enough to feel at ease as if in a friend's stylish home. The private consultations with clients will be by appointment only and a collection of Rebus’ signet rings, cufflinks, pendants and more will be on display in the J. Mueser showroom. During the consultation, clients will be able to try on and choose from a variety of pieces available in precious metals and Emmet will be on hand on offer advice and demonstrate some of Rebus’ design and engraving skills. If pieces are commissioned, the final design will then be produced by the team of hand-engravers, who are based in Rebus' flagship workshop in London’s famed jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden. Once completed, these special jewellery pieces will be flown across the water to their new owners. The Pop Up will take place September 20 through 22 at J. Mueser’s private showroom located on 19 Christopher Street. Rebus founder Emmet Smith will be taking one-to-one appointments from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day.