Hamilton & Co - Best in silver products, since 1808
& Co, a British Company was established in 1808
by Queen of England in Calcutta. Realising the resources
of India in providing raw materials the Britishers, established
this Company mainly for supplying Silver, Gold and other items to
England. In that era, the company was catering to almost all the
Prince and Princess of India. Within few years of establishment,
Hamilton created a name for itself and till date, no one is at par
with Hamilton as far as quality and designs of products are concerned.
In those days, all products were manufactured in house. Hamilton
had their own specialised silversmiths and goldsmiths,
to give a unique look to their products. Later on after the
British Raj was gone, the Company was brought by the Jalan
Family, who are based in Calcutta. As time passed, political
disturbances, started raising heads in Calcutta. Considering the
political scenario, Jalan household decided to shift to Bombay,
which was then gradually transforming into the business hub of India.
to Bombay, was like beginning from the scratch for the Jalan
household, specially the gift and novelties business, which is solely
handled by Rekha Jalan. She started this business as a hobby
and today after few years of presence in the market. Today they
are manufacturing beautiful gift items in Sterling Silver. They
manufacture Mementos, Medals for Universities, Dinner sets and other
articles and over the years they have list of almost all the big
names in the industry, like Sheths, Ambanis, Goenkas, Birla,
Duetsche Bank, Tata Memorial and many other institutions.
into manufacturing Silver articles in the year 1995 in Bombay,
Hamilton and Co., continued producing the beautiful gift items
in Sterling Silver. They use the best quality of silver for their
products which are lab tested and approved. Presently the company
operates only at Mumbai. They hold almost two exhibitions a year,
during festive occasions. Commenting on their exhibitions, Rekha
jalan, Proprietor, said, "Considering the market demand
of our products in Hyderabad, we are planning to extend our exhibitions
even to Hyderabad. Due to the unique character in our products,
they are in demand in almost all parts of the country. We make sure
that what we manufacture has a different touch to it. We use the
purest form of silver, almost 92.95 %."
Here in Mumbai, all the products are manufactured in-house.
The artists work for the company in part time aswell as full
time basis, depending on
the production. Though things have changed drastically over the
years, starting from artists, local, and owner, but the quality
and finish of the products of Hamilton & Co, passed all test
of time, and still maintain its standard.