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Silver and Gold Commissions for
Royal Households

Trusted goldsmiths and silversmiths to Her Majesty the Queen

Thomas Lyte hold a Royal Warrant as Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to Her Majesty the Queen and are honoured to be awarded the responsibility of crafting silver and gold commissions for many Royal Households, like the Platinum Jubilee Processional Cross, unveiled at the Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty’s reign at St. Paul’s Cathedral in June.

As an audacious rising star, we are proud of how quickly we’ve established ourselves as a world-renowned company of expert craftsmen, with custom-built workshops that enable us to design and create beautiful commissions for Royal Households from scratch.

Read on to discover how to order a gold or silver commission for a Royal Household.


Who are Thomas Lyte? – Designers, makers, and restorers

We are proud to have been entrusted with designing and creating some magnificent gold and silver Royal heirlooms, from ceremonial helmets and swords to sceptres and maces. As bespoke commissions specialists, we are English to the core, but when it comes to customer service, we lose our British sense of cool and moderation and delight in being positively excessive. There is nothing you can’t ask of us and almost nothing we would not do for a Royal household.

About us

Designers and makers of the ICC Test Championship Mace

Experts of design in precious metals

Our in-house design team comprises among the brightest minds in the industry, well-equipped to design from scratch or to translate existing artwork into an heirloom. We are also happy to interpret designs by your chosen artists or agencies. We are entirely flexible and will work exactly the way you wish us to.

After an initial creative consultation, our team will produce concept artwork and a production schedule to meet your delivery requirements. In many cases we offer a full-size 3D printed model of the final design, allowing you an immersive feel for the commission.

Our design team

Apprenticeships at Thomas Lyte silversmith and trophy makers - marketing manager Liam

State-of-the-art silver workshops

We never fail because rather than entrusting what we do to anyone else, we’ve built our own state-of-the-art workshops in London, now among the largest and most sophisticated silversmithing and goldsmithing facilities in Europe. We have sourced the latest technology and Britain’s most talented, creative craftsmen and -women, while breathing life back into time-honoured traditional artisan skills by nurturing our apprentices. We oversee every tiny detail and involve our customer at each stage of the process. That’s why today we are being entrusted with magnificent royal heirlooms and the world’s most important sporting trophies.

Our workshops

“We create trophies and masterpieces to commemorate important international, national and private occasions and to celebrate life’s crowning achievements and moments of joy.”

Kevin Baker, Founder and CEO of Thomas Lyte


Case studies and clients

We are proud to see how our gifted designers and master craftsmen have captured the public imagination with our custom made Royal heirlooms of great beauty and national significance, like the Platinum Jubilee Processional Cross.

Explore our case studies, our gallery, and our partners and clients to find out more.

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Sustainably sourced

Inspired by our Royal Warrant, we are signed up to Planet Mark and committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2025.


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Speak with our team

Our dedicated team of account managers is delighted to be of assistance and will respond fast to your enquiry. Use either our contact form or call us on +44 (0) 207 751 8844. We will need your budget and deadline and will ask if you have an existing design or would like us to design for you. It’s okay to not have all the answers, but the more information you can give us, the faster we can identify your project’s scope and fit it into our design and workshop schedules. Read more about ordering silver and gold commissions for a Royal household.

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