Samantha Chiltern /

Silversmith, Jeweller & Finishing Technologies Consultant

Areas of expertise 
  • Finishing Technologies for precious metals, incl, Titanium, Cast Jewellery items, Direct Metal Laser Sintered (3D printing in metal) items


  • Silversmithing

  • Jewellery techniques

  • Surface decoration / Patination (Chemical Patinas)

  • Anodising / Colouring Metals such as Titanium & Aluminium


Experienced tutor

  • Silversmithing

  • Jewellery Making

  • Coloring & Forming Anodised Aluminium


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A Silversmith and Surface Finishing & Technologies specialist with over 25 years' experience, making, teaching and assisting the jewellery industry with new product development.


Originally an MA graduate of Birmingham City University School of Jewellery,  following her graduation in the 1980's Samantha was invited to remain at  the School to teach, and demonstrate  Jewellery & Silversmithing skills,  also specialising in surface finishing and industry technologies. 


Samantha is one of the technical consultants at Birmingham City University School of Jewellery’s  -  Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC) working mainly with external industry based clients on their new product development work. Samantha has also been involved in several EU initiative Jewellery related research projects. 


Her recent University work has involved the reproduction and finishing of replicas for historical The Cheapside Hoard exhibition collection held at The Museum of London and colouring and/or finishing processes of Noble metals such as titanium for jewellery and the specialised finishing of 3D printed pieces created by Direct Metal Laser Sintering.


Occasionally Samantha is invited to teach at Secondary Schools, whereby she introduces students to various aspect of basic jewellery making and decorative techniques using in metals which helps them to understand some of the concepts related to resistant materials.


Samantha still continues to design and make jewellery and undertakes private commissions. Her technical expertise was recognised in the early days of her career by an TV appearance on the Discovery Channel to demonstrate and present tools and methods for metal patination/decoration.




Email Dawn at to enquire if Samantha is available for a consultancy or teaching.

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An informal  Consultancy is available for Jewellery Designer Makers in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

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