Silversmithing – The Art of Making Large Work in Precious Metal

By definition, silversmiths are makers of larger objects in precious metal—someone working in silver is not necessarily a silversmith.

Remembering Debbie Sheezel, a Pioneer in the Jewellery Industry

The jewellery industry mourns the loss of a true luminary, Debbie Sheezel, who passed away recently.

Industry unites at Jewellery Industry Network Fair to build a stronger future

The recently concluded Jewellery Industry Fair (JIF), held by the Jewellery Industry Network (JIN), was a remarkable event that unveiled…

The GSGA Tony Kean Award

All around the world, people are recognised for the great things they’ve achieved with care, diligence and excellence. We see…

Australian Marks for Australian Makers

Have you ever wondered how long the world has been marking metals to prove and verify their purity and origin?…

GSGA – Technology & Traceability

The Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia (GSGA) understands the importance of traceability having invested in it some 35 years…

Industry Forum: Chris Sherwin, Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia

Industry forum, 2023

GSGA Touchplate

Recently, I wrote an article about some of the issues the Australian jewellery industry faces in regard to education and…


by Chris Sherwin


The Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia was formed in 1988 by a dedicated group of Melbourne-based goldsmiths.