Our history

Steve Wager

Steve Wager has over 40 years experience as a Goldsmith / Silversmith and Jeweller. He carried out his 5 year apprenticeship with Algernon Asprey, he then worked for over 25 years with the Asprey family in Bond Street where he mastered a wealth of experience in chasing, box making, forging, hammering, raising and mounting.

Steve is a Freeman of the City of London and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Steve is also a fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths and the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Steve has been the craftsman behind such prestigious projects as the Cricket World Cup, the Ryder Cup, trophies for the Royal Ascot races and repairs to the FA Cup. He has also created commissions for H.R.H. the Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal Family; the Sultans of Brunei and Oman amongst other prominent clients.

S.E.W. Ltd

S.E.W. Ltd was established in 2003.

Someone once said:

"Art is not a form of communication but a vehicle for sharing experience between artists and viewer."

The work of Steve Wager fits this description. It is rich with layers of artistic expression capable of unlocking repressed or forgotten levels of memory in individuals.

But, for this to happen it requires that the individual must be willing to pause long enough not only to look, but also to feel the meaning of his work.

If you are in the world of exclusive pieces of art, Steve’s work is for you.

The Benefits of Silver

Silverware has dropped out of fashion over the years with only collectors and commissioned bespoke specialist gifts maintaining the Silversmithing industry, albeit a shadow of its former size.

Yet Silver is a metal whose properties should speak to the 21st Century audience.

Antibacterial properties of Silver have been known for a long time in the medical world.

Sustainable and environmentally aware, a Silver object is for life as opposed to a plastic disposable option. The Victorian values of reusing items and creating objects to last is being re-born as opposed to today’s throw away society.

A thought ... is a Silver spoon better for baby?

We have all heard the expression ‘born with a Silver spoon in your mouth’ – but have you ever wondered how it originated?

Used to describe a person born to wealth and privilege – yet the expression actually has a far deeper meaning. In the Middle Ages when the Plague was rife, the wealthy would encourage their children to suck on a Silver spoon to ward off the disease, as a result few of the wealthy perished, hence Silver cutlery began to become popular. The ancient Greeks and Romans would use Silver containers to keep liquids fresher for longer. American pioneers would prevent the growth of algae and bacteria in their water supplies by dropping in Silver coins. Silvered milk pails were often used by dairy farmers to prevent their milk from spoiling.

With all the recent controversy over the use of toxic chemicals in the production of plastics, parents everywhere are looking for safe alternatives, so it may well be worth digging out that Silver spoon and pacifier that your baby was given as a gift and finally putting them to good use – not only are they safer, they may do you and your baby some good too!

Scientists say that Silver interrupts the ability of a bacteria’s cell to form the chemical bond it needs to survive, as a result, the cell essentially ‘falls apart’ – fortunately though it does not have the same effect on human cells! Silver kills germs and heals wounds.

Leaving a Silver spoon, or straw, in a cup overnight is said to purify the water.

So Silver, stylish, safe and sustainable, could be one solution to help our 21st Century lifestyle.


Steve Wager is a Freeman of the City of London and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Steve is also a fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths and The Society of Designer Craftsmen.

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