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Silver Napkin Ring - Oval Barrel Style

A sterling silver 'oval barrel' napkin ring or serviette ring, part of both the 'Appetite' and 'Classic' collections. This silver ring bears the double turned signature lines of JA Campbell Silversmiths and is one of the first items to be created by John Campbell.

No fine dining experience is complete without a sterling silver napkin or serviette ring containing a starched and neatly pressed linen serviette in each setting. Probably the first item of silver tableware for someone wanting to start a silver collection. This should be followed closely by a pair of silver candlesticks and a pair of silver salt and pepper grinders. These will be sure to 'wow' your friends and family! These are the essentials.

Napkin rings date from medieval times, although it was not until the early 19th century that silver ones were used in their present form.

Sterling silver serviette or napkin rings make a great wedding present, a birthday or silver wedding present; they are even suitable as a corporate or incentive gift. Maybe as a retirement present? Whatever the occasion, they can be personalized by the engraving of a name, initials, a crest or logo etc. They can be bought in small quantities, say one or two for any occasion to build up a set.

The design features and quality in every item made by craftsmen at JA Campbell are unique. Silver is a great long term investment to pass on to future generations. In the unlikely event of damage, JA Campbell provide a full repair service. You can be assured that all our products are made up to a standard, not down to a price. Nothing leaves the Brentwood workshop until Master Silversmith John Campbell is completely satisfied.

It is made from sterling silver seamless tube by Cookson Precious Metals employing the continuous casting method. It is cut into 1" lengths, the signature double lines are then cut into the surface, the makers punch for JA Campbell is applied and then the batch is sent to the London Assay Office housed in Goldsmiths' Hall where the items are tested and the remaining hallmarks are applied. This is providing the silver is 925 parts in 1000 or better and is therefore 'up to scratch' (an old precious metal testing term)

On completion of the hallmarking process, the item is returned to the silversmith's workshop where the small dents are 'planished' down. Last but not least, the then round napkin ring has an oval mandrill pushed in from both ends, changing the shape to an oval. This is a useful feature which stops it rolling off the table. The next process is the polishing which uses 4 grades of compound, starting with coarse pumice powder and finishing very fine, using jeweller's rouge. It is then ultrasonically cleaned and finally packed into the distinctive white and lilac JA Campbell presentation boxes.


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You can be assured that all
JA Campbell products are made up to a standard and not down to a price.


Engraving is a wonderful opportunity to personalize a gift. The addition of a minimum of initials, a name, a name and date, plus the occasion will cover most situations. More can be added, if required, such as a personal message.

Suggested position:

Around outside

Recommended maximum characters: 120

For more information regarding our engraving services, which include hand, glass, heraldic and logo engraving, please click here, or telephone Colin or John Campbell on 01277 217829 to discuss.

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