Tools of the trade, my collection of much loved,  artisan made metal stamps

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Hello, welcome aboard The English Shipmate. Founded in 2013 to make personalised accessories from a tiny studio near Bath.

Since launching The English Shipmate in 2013, I've made items for footmen at Buckingham Palace to the odd celebrity. But it's the everyday wonder of stamping 'I love you' which I never tire of. It's making things that matter between people for all those moments that define us.

I'm Victoria, a former sailor, turned silversmith (still dreaming of owning a boat of my own). Everything you see here I've thought of, designed, made, photographed and cared about.

I also work from home to support my little deckhand, who has Asperger's syndrome (ASD in new clinical jargon).

So every time you support my shop, you're helping us keep a steady course as we navigate neurodiversity in all its splendour.

So thank you - we like the cut of your jib!

Victoria & the crew xxxx

At the bench, with my apron on and a HUGE smileAnnie's Yawl in AlderneyAt the bench...
On the helm, salt encrusted and happy
Sailing Annie to France

Sailing & silversmithing

The RLNI and a very personal service

You probably want to know where my supplies of copper, silver and Argentium silver are from - Birmingham's jewellery quarter - I try to keep it green and British where I can. My maker's mark has been issued from The Birmingham Assay Office, whose mark is an anchor!

We are especially proud to have been commissioned by the RNLI.

There are larger companies that claim 'handmade' when all they do is 'finishing' in the UK, where items have been produced on a huge scale. You won't find any of that funny business here - probably why the hundreds of excellent independent reviews I've had all mention the personal service and the quality of the work. It's humbling to be tasked with producing something that will be treasured - for the important landmarks in life.

Thank you for taking the time to read this x

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    "The key ring, a birthday present from the children, brought a happy tear from my husband (which is quite an achievement). Love, love, love. Thank you."
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    "Love that it’s hand made, so looks and feels like a very thoughtful and personal gift. This is my second keyring from them and wouldn’t hesitate to go back for more."
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    "Really pleased with the key rings my husband and I chose to celebrate our silver anniversary. Something that we both use and see every day :)"
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    "These key rings were purchased as a gift for 7th wedding anniversary. I was delighted with them, very neat and personally engraved. The recipients were equally pleased!"
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Welcome aboard!

The English Shipmate takes great pride in our service to customers and if you need an item quickly just let us know.

All The English Shipmate's items are posted via First Class Business post for mainland UK orders, unless you select express, tracked and International services where available.

You'll notice through the reviews and customer comments that The English Shipmate's products go out in a shipshape and timely fashion.


Just to say that these date shown on the product pages is actually estimated and 'by' does NOT mean the day before the date shown.


To avoid disappointment, please order as soon as you can. As an artisan silversmith I can only make so many orders during peek sales for Valentine's Day/ Mother's Day/ Father's Day.

I have tried to source help from Elves and other magical, hard-working creatures to no avail, given a big fella in a red suit seems to have cornered the market here. Often the bench closes and I have loads of emails asking if I can make designs at short-notice, so it has to be first come, first made for!


Please note that courier and postal services may be affected by inclement weather - it's hugely important to me that the items I make for you reach you in time, if there's any reason to suspect delays, I will contact you.

With best wishes,

Victoria Harwood at The English Shipmate

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Returns Address

99 Freestone Way, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9EE, GB

Terms and Conditions

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewellery, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;

if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and

as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows: I share information with as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Service providers. I engage certain trusted companies to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies like Royal Mail. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.

Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me via may storefront.

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