Saunders & Shepherd were silversmiths and jewellers based in London trading from 1869 until the present day. Famous for inventing the self-closing bracelet in 1889, the firm registered their silver mark in 1893. By 1899 they were known as silversmiths, goldsmiths, jewellers, gold chain and gem ring makers. Due to their ongoing success they opened branches in Birmingham and Chester. In 1981 they were commissioned by Lady Diana Spencer to make an 18ct gold bracelet which she wore on her wedding day in July of that year.