and Insignia


The making of Regalia and insignia requires specialist experience to understand the history of each client’s identity, to celebrate their unique conventions and make sure their distinctions are preserved. McCarty have been privileged to produce medals, crests, court jewellery and ceremonial swords for coronations and Military institutions alike for over forty years.

It is the sense of occasion created by marking a moment in history, a country’s history or your family’s history that McCarty knows is timeless. Regalia is destined to become an heirloom both personally and culturally, and it is an inspiration to keep these traditions alive in this craft and our client’s conventions. Every piece is finished in bespoke presentation boxes with coordinating regalia ribbons and trim, working to seamlessly marry into your occasion.

Our process

McCarty Goldsmiths have worked closely with worldwide clients to create State orders, Decorations & Medals for over 40 years. The process always begins with McCarty’s artists interpreting research and references into hand-painted designs, and then computer-rendered visuals allowing a greater dialogue around how the commission can look and ensuring McCarty fully recreate the vision the client has.

The finest materials are sourced, best cut and colours of stones acquired and all detailing is meticulously explored before the team of craftsmen and goldsmiths begin executing the design employing both traditional methods and modern technology. 

Our craftsmen then create jewellery, medallions and dress regalia to individual client requirements, including medals, regalia and the Silver Jubilee Sword for Her Majesty the Queen.

The wealth of knowledge McCarty have allows for limitless range; ranging from recreating traditional designs to more opulent diamond encrusted pieces, or indeed entire coronation sets.

Their client base focuses on long standing relationships in the Middle East, which you will see more of in this Regalia section.

McCarty were commissioned to produce the sword to mark the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. The hilt is handmade in 18ct gold and adorned with 8 carats of diamonds, 6 carats of rubies and a large lapis lazuli. The blade is etched with the national flowers of England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland. At the top of the scabbard is a solid gold horse carving, reflecting Elizabeth’s love of equestrian sports.

Further Regalia

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British Master Goldsmiths, of bespoke luxury items for the discerning customer. Designing and creating the finest quality Jewellery, Objet d’Art and decorative pieces for the home.

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