S. Blanckensee & Son was founded in 1826 in Bristol by Solomon Blanckensee. Soon after he moved the firm to Birmingham, and also opened another location in Glasgow. Solomon's son Aaron joined the firm in 1865, and continued operation after his father's retirement in 1874. In 1884 another location was opened in London, at 35 Ely Place in Holborn where the produced all manner of gold and gem-set jewellery. They exhibited in a number of exhibitions, including the Health Exhibition of 1884 and the Jewellers' Exhibition of 1913.