Since its launch in 2022, 886 by The Royal Mint has proven itself to be a standout in the jewellery industry. Created by The Royal Mint, the official maker of British coins, the jewellery line benefits from over 1100 years of knowledge and heritage, culminating in unrivalled quality that’s discernible in each and every piece of this debut collection. But don’t let the term “heritage” throw you—the collection is incredibly current. There’s a contemporary feel woven into the uniformed silhouettes and minimalist designs that’s sure to be favoured by anyone looking for timeless, trend-proof jewellery.
Sustainability lies at the heart of 886 by The Royal Mint. For the pieces made in-house at The Royal Mint in South Wales, the gold is obtained from electronic waste whilst the silver is reclaimed from X-ray film, a clever use of precious materials which, until now, has been disregarded. The innovation of 886 doesn’t stop there, as ingenious design is an identifying feature of the brand. For example, the caustic image on the signet rings and tower pendant play upon light and refraction by creating shadows of hearts or the outline of The Royal Mint’s quintessential Tower when light bounces off of them. Or you can buy a cuff that’s engraved with a hidden poem. The poems, written by British poets in the 19th century, speak of the enduring allure of precious metals and also link back to the heritage of the brand itself. Beyond these styles almost all the collection, save for the stud earrings, can be customised with engravings by the in-house jeweller at the 886 boutique in Burlington Arcade. It’s thoughtful touches like these that demonstrate the 886 artisans’ commitment to how each piece looks and feels.
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