The city of London boasts of an expert lady jeweler in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Newman, wife of the decorative artist, Philip H. Newman. She was educated in the South Kensington school of art, and for years made designs for laces, tapestry and jewelery. The noted English jeweler, John Brogden, won the cross of the Legion of Honor at the Paris exposition of 1878 for work done from Mrs. Newman's designs. The committee of award, learning the patterns were devised by a woman, ordered a special bronze medal to be struck for her, an honor granted to no other woman. Her designs also won for Mr. Brogden the gold medal of the French National academy, and at a Regent park flower show her designs for bronze and silver medals were accepted and coined. After the death of Mr. Brogden, Mrs. Newman set up an establishment of her own and employs six skilled workmen to produce her original and exquisite fancies in gold, gems and enamel. This lady also is enthusiastic over her work, not only on account of her own entire success, but because she believes it to be an avocation particularly adapted to the taste, patience and skill of women, and a new field in which they may make most gratifying advancement.
Source: Morning Journal and Courier - 26th September 1891