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About Alchemy

The Origins

The story of Alchemy began with two Manchester lads, Geoff Kayson and Trevor Phillipson, self taught, amateur artists and model makers. Broke, jobless and into rock and punk music in Leicester in 1977, GK started making punk anti-jewellery and selling it to local shops, at gigs and by mail order. Demand grew, the two teamed-up and soon, they were making pewter skull jewellery and being asked to make tour merchandise for bands.

Alchemy’s rock and goth jewellery, their Poker rock merchandise and their reputation for design, all took off and Alchemy quickly grew into a small company of young, creative wastrels specialising in the alternative lifestyle. Over 40 years later and still under their original ownership, the English based art, design, manufacturing and distribution company has grown to become an international brand.

Products and Services

After 35 years, Alchemy is now a highly experienced, completely self- contained organisation. It does virtually everything itself, in the UK, from ideas and concepts to artwork and product design, through all product development then hand made commercial production, and finally product distribution.

Alchemy are best known for their fine English pewter creations, but also incorporate many alternative materials and finishes in their truly unique designs of exceptional quality… Extraordinary Design.

As well as their now famous and highly respected branded jewellery and conceptual artwork, Alchemy is now revered for their commercial ‘custom’ design and production service, including a unique partnership with ‘Swarovski’, for items as varied as top prestige awards to simple, merchandise key rings.

Known also for their amazingly original artwork and designs, Alchemy now have an artwork library that is so diverse that it has become a sought after commodity by licensees everywhere and Alchemy work closely with all partners to perfect highly marketable products around the world.


One major personality who’s genius and conviviality propelled Alchemy into serious business from its very early years was Sandra Phillipson, who very sadly we lost to cancer in 2010. She is and will always be hugely admired, loved and terribly missed by all that knew her, and we want to warmly thank her for her singular legacy and for making us the exuberant and successful group that we are.

Since 1977, Alchemy, in an evolution with you, our exceptional patrons, have been creating the highest quality, original treasures – the new, complete Alchemy England alternative lifestyle catalogue, demonstrates all of our collections, together.

Alchemy, would not be what it is today without you, our eminent and appreciative customers, and we must of course use this opportunity to express our deep appreciation to all of our amazing intuitive and supportive followers, to whom we dedicate our existence.

We welcome you all to Alchemy’s underworld!

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