William H | Professional Goldsmith, Metals Conservator, Gemmologist & Jewellery Historian
M.A. - F.N.A.J - P.J. Dip - P.J.Gem.Dip.

Areas of expertise 
  • Metallurgy Precious & Non-Precious Metals

  • Historical Metal Object Conservation

  • History & Dating of Jewellery

  • Coloured Gemstones


 William (Bill) is a professional conservator and trained Goldsmith. His conservation practice has encompassed an array of work on very wide and varied projects, ranging from Roman and Anglo-Saxon stone-set jewellery in both precious and copper alloy metals, to Napoleonic field carriage guns and a D-20 howitzer from the first gulf war.

He regularly provides consultation services to various organisations in relation to researching historic objects and their metallurgy, providing reports for the purposes of preventative and remedial conservation. Bill is a member of the Institute of Conservation, and the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.


Following on from his Masters Degree in Conservation studies Bill is currently working on his PHD on Conservation Materials Sciences.


Bill lectures on jewellery history, the preservation of jewellery and the historic artefacts, especially with emphasis on precious metals.

Thanks very much to Bill for the great (online) tutorial.
Bill was fantastic and very interesting and overall I’d rate this course as 5 star (Excellent)
Janet K
How to Date Vintage Jewellery

Central London & Online

Learn from William

To check William's availability for a course or consultancy please email Dawn Meaden-Johnson or make an enquiry.

Email:  bespoketraining@virginmedia.com

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An informal  Consultancy is available for Jewellery Designer Makers in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter or please make a virtual meeting request.

Please email  Dawn Meaden-Johnson for information.

Email: bespoketraining@virginmedia.com

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