Zino Jewellery ® is exclusively created by myself, Kenn Barnes and i'm based in South Wales. I'm a self-taught silversmith and have been producing beautiful customised jewellery since 2004.
I create unique pieces of art and work with 9ct gold and sterling silver. All my creations are hallmarked and stamped in accordance with the UK Assay Office.
Beautiful custom handmade unique and bespoke items designed and created by Kenn Barnes.
All my work is based on the assumption that there is no assumption.
Self-taught silversmith with no concept of right or wrong, if I can make a stunning piece of jewellery using traditional / nontraditional or even unconventional methods and it looks beautiful and fit for purpose then the item is complete.
Zino Jewellery includes the very soul of the working process. Therefore I like to leave the casting, hammering, filing and abrasive marks on most of my work so that you can imagine the journey of the finished piece.
Every piece of Zino Jewellery is exclusively handmade from start to finish by one person, designer Kenn Barnes.
Many customers have commented on how Zino Jewellery feels very tactile and satisfying to hold and touch with a special presence, as if the jewellery has chosen itself to be with the new owner.
So whether you choose one of my designed range of bangles, bracelets, pendants or necklaces or you require that one off, one of a kind custom order, I'm sure Zino Jewellery will have a unique bespoke piece waiting to be made especially for you.
All Zino Jewellery® is custom designed and made exclusively by one person silversmith Kenn Barnes. From the first paperwork design drawings to the wax moldings. From the required materials, to the silver castings and the finish polishing. Everything is created by hand and individually worked, one piece at a time.
Many custom pieces begin their journey as a thought or a dream, a feeling deep inside, that we would wish to have a special item of jewellery to wear that would reflect the person we are. Maybe we want to remember someone we have lost or design jewellery for a loved one, family or friend to wear and cherish.
That's why I feel all my work should be a personal dialogue between us to create a magical something you will treasure for ever.
Custom designs start with a collaboration, our ideas transferred to paper ready for the decision on style, size and material to be used.
Raw material such as 9ct gold and sterling silver are then cut, hammered and bent into shape to form our pieces of custom art work.
Zino Jewellery® is made out of the finest quality materials and all processed entirely by hand.
All jewellery is sent to a UK Assay office (when appropriate)for official Hallmarking, which includes makers mark, silver mark, assay office logo and date mark.
After being hand polished and inspected each piece is delivered in a unique Zino Jewellery ® presentation box with wrapping ribbon.