William Warne—passionate, award-winning Artist Designer Jeweller Goldsmith with more than 30 years' experience.
Having studied at Medway College of Art and Design (later Kent Institute of Art and Design), with its enthusiastic and very talented tutors, I was fortunate to win various national awards for design and craftsmanship. These influences have attributed to the success of my business and obtaining a high reputation as a professional designer jeweller goldsmith.
From my studio and shop in Cliftonville, Margate, I offer my own timeless and affordable brand of jewellery, handpicked vintage, and professional jewellery services and repairs. I pride myself in providing an outstanding personal service to all my clients; I get great satisfaction from their happiness and contentment. My clients are more like patrons to me, allowing my work to flourish in this great profession.
26 years in Cliftonville
In collaboration with renowned interior designer Victoria Hill, William Warne has created a stunning, opulent jewellery boutique in pale greys and cool white for his local, national and international clients.
The new boutique incorporates heritage features that were hidden for over 100 years and rediscovered during the renovation process. Beautiful cornices and a ceiling rose now star in the contemporary design of the store.
This reflects William Warne's unique aesthetic of mixing old with new in his bespoke jewellery designs. As well as designing and creating handmade contemporary pieces in gold, platinum, diamond, and other precious stones, he also upcycles and renovates vintage jewellery into wearable, unique, beautiful pieces more suitable for today's world. Handmade by him in his workshop using old-school techniques, William Warne's jewellery shines with the care and craftsmanship that goes into each individual piece.
Goldsmiths' Craft Council Craftsmanship & Design Awards 1997, Section 39 Prototype Fine Jewellers
Craftsmanship & Design Awards 1998, Section 42 Designer Finished Pieces Jewellery
The Platinum Award for 1990
First Prize: Craftsmanship of Manufacture & Commercial Potential (wristwear).
Cliftonville jeweller teams up with Hornby for special Christmas window display 2021
Independent designer jeweller and goldsmith William Warne, renowned for his award winning jewellery creations, is preparing for his busiest time of year with a very special Christmas window display which is bound to attract plenty of interest from passers-by.
William Warne jewellery shop and studio at 153 Northdown Road, Cliftonville, has linked up with Hornby, the Margate-based model train manufacturers, to present his uniquely designed handmade jewellery in a window display that has been assembled to not only highlight his artisan creations but also to provide train action.
Amongst William’s fine and exquisite creations that are hand crafted from gold, silver and precious gems, including diamonds and sapphires, there is a small stone model building which has on it frontage the legend William Warne Jewellers.’ This is part of Hornby’s extensive range of model railway accessories.
When asked how the name was chosen a Hornby spokesman said: “We wanted to include a jeweller’s shop in the Hornby accessory range and it was quite by chance that one of our managers was in William’s shop and just asked if Hornby could use his name and he said yes!
William is a fine art jewellery craftsman with more than 30 years’ experience. He offers bespoke commissions and additional jewellery services.