Bentley & Skinner

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2015-06-26 11:20:02

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Bentley & Skinner

Bentley & Skinner is a specialist antique jewellery manufacturer and dealer. It is well known for its collection of engagement rings.

Bentley & Skinner is the amalgamation of two companies, Bentley & Co and Skinner & Co.

 

Skinner & Co

Skinner & Co was established in Bond Street in 1880. During the last years of Queen Victoria’s reign the company was invited to provide jewellery for the royal family.

Bentley & Co

Bentley & Co was founded in New Bond Street in 1934. John Sheldon, the uncle of current director Mark Evans, ran the company for more than 50 years.

New premises

Bentley & Skinner moved from its Bond Street home to the largest premises in the Burlington Arcade in 2009.

Royal warrants

Bentley & Skinner holds royal warrants from Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales.

Damien Hirst

The company created a diamond encrusted skull for artist Damien Hirst. It sold for $100 million in 2007.

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