After the change of the social-economic system in 1989 freedom of undertaking was again allowed. In 1990 first goldsmith companies were established.
After first years of building workshops, shops, studios the goldsmiths-entrepreneurs had to be supported in their activity. Based on the initiative of the mayor of the Trade community Bratislava, professor Anton Raška, based on Law No. 83/1900 S. Guilt statutes and Proposal for registration of the civil association entitled Guild of goldsmiths and jewelers of Bratislava and its surroundings were prepared. The proposal was submitted to the Ministry of Interior of the SR by the preparatory committee, composed of: Ing. Jozef Koleň, Attila Nemeš, Anton Wendl and Igor Slezák. After approval and registration on 5. May 1995, the first class organization of its kind in the SR was established. The preparatory committee called the establishing assembly on 1. June 1995, attended by 30 representatives of 25 companies. The assembly elected the organizational committee, which called the first constituent assembly on 28. October 1995. It was attended by 23 registered members. Ing. Jozef Koleň was elected the head of the guilt.
During the years physical persons and legal entities all throughout the SR were interested in membership. The fact was the impulse to submit a proposal to the guilt assembly to change the original name to: Guilt of goldsmiths and jewelers of Slovakia. The proposal was unanimously adopted and approved on the guilt assembly on 21. March 2004.
Guilt is a class organization uniting based on volunteering citizens of the Slovak republic dealing especially with the manufacturing of jewelry and processing of precious metals. The main mission of the guilt is building class pride, which should develop based on the quality of the products, professional approach, correct action and upholding the codex of good behavior. As part of its activity and as represented by the guilt council, the guilt focuses on the development of information system so that its members have enough information from the professional, legal, labor-law, propagation area as well as the area of education and vocational training of high school youth. The guilt cooperates with central authorities of the SR and the Assay office of the SR during creation of the legislation and its application to practice, through which it aims to create conditions for successful entrepreneurial activity of its members and at the same time promote their interests and needs.
The guilt cooperates with central authorities of the SR and the Assay office of the SR during creation of the legislation and its application to practice, through which it aims to create conditions for successful entrepreneurial activity of its members and at the same time promote their interests and needs.
Present head of the guilt is Ľubomír Déči from 2004.
Founding members of the guilt were also great masters and honorable members of the guilt.
Ľudovít Malán *6.03. 1929 – †16.12. 2007 respected goldsmith, longtime master of the custom workshop in Zlatokov Bratislava. Owner of the highest, ninth class in the goldsmith craft. Even in his retirement he handed over his knowledge to the youth apprentices.
Miloslav Blaho *18.02. 1940 – †30.08. 2012 medal engraver, worked at the mint of Kremnica, most of the active time he worked at Zlatokov Bratislava, where he focused on placing stones, manufacturing of plaques, medals and dies. He was a member of the medal makers association of Slovakia. He produced a gift for the guilt – a die of the guilt emblem.
Ján Závadsky *12.06. 1922 – †20.10. 2012 respected engraver, expert on surface engraving and cut logos. As a steel engraver he began in Zlatokov Trenčín, for 35 years he worked at the Klenoty company.
Not only were these colleagues first-class experts, they were also people willing to share their experience and knowledge from their longtime practice. Already at the beginning, they understood the importance of our association.
They were support, inspiration and role models for us.