We have two lovely sterling silver hares in stock at the moment, one stargazing and this lovely little chap racing along! Hopefully he is racing towards spring!!!
This huge stone was bought by a lovely lady in a flea market in Amsterdam, and she brought it to us to make it into a pendant for her. The result is definitely a showstopper!
The latest piece of stock from the workshop is this lovely 18ct white gold sapphire and diamond three stone ring with a wrap round setting, something a little different!
A gentleman wanted to buy a wedding ring for his upcoming marriage but just couldn’t find the right one, they were too plain or too fancy, but they were never just right! We sat down together and designed a simple band with enough of a difference to make him happy. Roll on the big day!
Someone loved our emerald “bubble” ring so much we have had it made up for her in platinum and featuring her favourite gemstone tanzanite, all with the added sparkle of diamonds!
Last Friday was a wet and miserable day, so I thought a little interesting fun was required! I had an old beaten up ring mount from a customer to find something to fit, I decided to cut a piece of local amber which turned out to have a lovely smoke ring effect inside. I love amber, you never know what you’re going to get until the final polish!
A lovely grandmother-to-be gave me a little pouch of mixed gemstones to make into a necklace for the lucky Mum-to-be, the result was a statement piece with sentiment!
Another beautiful ring from our workshop is this 18ct white gold ruby and diamond swirl ring. It has nothing to do with Valentines Day, just for lady who loves ruby and diamond!
This gorgeous 18ct white gold tanzanite and diamond cluster is hot out of the workshop! Handmade to my design, it has a 1.7ct oval tanzanite and is surrounded by 0.18ct diamonds.
A gentleman asked us to re create a ring that his wife had seen and fallen in love with on a TV advert! A quick internet search and picture gave me something to work with, it was a complete surprise and delight for her!
I have just had the privilege of replacing a lovely customer’s sapphire from her ring. Sadly the old one was lost, but she knew it was a “cornflower blue” sapphire, we got some in for her to choose and the end result was simply stunning!!
A customer had a favourite costume ring she loved and wore until it lost the plating and began to look very tired! We cast up her fake ring in fab silver so now she has the real deal!
I was chatting with a new customer who was frustrated that she couldn’t find exactly what she wanted anywhere (and had been looking a long time!) I asked what it was she wanted, then made it for her! Happy customer, happy me!
How about something different? This ring was made for a lovely customer with scrap gold and two Tanzanites she already had, I came up with the design and added her favourite gemstone Peridot to complete the ring.
If you’re stuck for a gift don’t forget we have beautiful Christmas themed jewellery that comes in it’s own bauble box with a ribbon to hang straight on the tree! Snowflakes, reindeer, snowmen, candy canes, and all with no wrapping involved!!
Christmas opening hours;
Friday 22nd – 9am – 5pm
Saturday 23rd – 9am -4pm
Sunday 24th – 9am-4pm
Christmas Day through to 28th – closed…
Friday 29th 10am – 2pm
Saturday 30th 10am – 2pm
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day – closed
Open as normal January 2nd.
Merry Christmas to all our lovely customers and a Happy New Year!!
This engagement ring was made for a customer to propose on the anniversary of their first date! He wanted a high setting with hearts incorporated, he loved it and so did she!!
It’s been a busy few weeks in the workshop for us, this is just one of many jobs to have been completed lately! A gentleman brought in a pendant of his and he wanted to have two copies made, one for each of his sons. Can you spot the original???
This ring came to us beyond repair, and the customer decided she wanted a bigger look so we obliged and upgraded the wow factor with an extra row of diamonds! Blingtastic!
A lovely young couple came in looking for a pearl engagement ring, she was very specific in what she wanted, Art Deco and a low set pearl that wouldn’t catch on everything. While pearls are not ideal as an engagement ring as they are delicate, everyone was very pleased with the result and she’s promised to take good care of it!!
This beautiful pendant was made for a customer from her husband’s wedding ring and a heart he had once given her. She wanted something that could be worn always to keep a piece of him close.
This personalised wedding ring was made with the customers gold from family sentimental pieces that had seen better days!
This lovely 18ct white gold wedding ring has been made with all of the birthstones for her children, plus one for her and her hubby to be, mirrored on either side of a central twist. Unique!
Another bespoke piece completed! A customer had two emeralds and no ideas, I supplied the ideas and we made a lovely slider pendant for her!
We’ve finished a lovely ring made from the customer’s old engagement ring and an inherited ring in time for her anniversary, now it’s time to open the bubbly!
We are open 9-5 as normal today, Good Friday, and 9-4 on Saturday. We will be closed Sunday and Monday. Thank you.
I’ve just had the pleasure of making an engagement ring for a lovely young man. He’d done his research as to what she likes and even managed to get her finger size so it really could be a surprise! Happily she loved it and said yes, I love my job!!!
They’re all a happy event, but this one even more so as it’s my step daughter. Her fiancé had a design in mind, and luckily he has excellent taste! It was never more a pleasure to make the ultimate token of love!!
This beautiful Art Deco platinum emerald and diamond ring was missing an emerald, we had a specialist calibre cut a new one to fit. One happy customer!
This customer decided she needed a ring for her right hand, no particular reason, she just did! We designed and made this one for her in 9ct white gold.
This bangle and ring set was made using some scrap gold from the customer along with diamonds from a ring which she had but never wore. As her birthday is in December she decided to mix diamonds with her birthstone, et voila!
A couple of jobs where new stones and a bit of TLC was required!
It’s been a busy summer in the workshop, and I’m well overdue some updates! Let’s start with something as simple as the refurbishment of a white gold wedding band, before and after!!
I’ve been trying to photograph the two beautiful natural fancy coloured diamond rings handmade in our workshop that we have left, for a spring advertising feature. What do you think??
This lovely piece was made from sentimental scrap gold and modelled on a favourite costume ring the customer already had.
This creation from the workshop is a Watermelon Tourmaline and diamond ring. The stone is all natural, a pink and green masterpiece of nature! It is accented by diamonds and set in 18ct white gold, one of a kind!!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our lovely loyal customers for their support this year! We really do appreciate you all, no matter if it’s just a watch battery, every little helps keep us on the High Street! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and a joy filled and peaceful New Year!
Hope to see you in 2016!
Jackey, Carol & Juliet xx
The rings were turned into a piece of multi functional jewellery, it has a brooch fitting so it can be worn as a brooch, and a fold away bale so she can wear it as a necklace “near to her heart”. Not a dry eye!!
We have just completed a very moving piece of jewellery. A lovely customer wanted to use her late husband’s wedding ring along with her engagement ring to make a piece of jewellery she could wear all the time. Designs were drawn for a pendant….
A proud Mum decided to give her daughter a very special wedding day surprise gift. We came up with the final design together which we then made up hush hush. It’s a white gold ring with all the birthstones of her family in, which was presented on the big day, just in case it wasn’t emotional enough!!!
Just had a husband bring in his wife on their anniversary, but she definitely wasn’t expecting what she got!! He had secretly got us to make a gold version of a costume ring she had been wearing for many years as a wedding ring. She loved the old ring well enough, but he wanted her to have the real deal, and what a lovely surprise to be given on your anniversary!!
We have had quite a few bespoke jobs to do in the workshop over the last couple of months, I think it’s about time I showed a few! This is just a small snapshot of the kind of things we can make, and we start with a lady who had wedding rings from her Mum, Dad and grandma. We made her a ring that she will wear from all three! Here’s the “before”!
A big character needs big jewellery, that’s what she told me! With that in mind, we designed her a pair of drop earrings that would fit the bill, and made them from scrap gold and unwanted gold jewellery she already had but no longer wore. She loves them, and they suit her perfectly!!
A customer found this lovely piece of ancient rock on holiday and decided to bring it home with her! It has a beautiful translucent sheen that she loved and wondered if I could make something of it. My problem was that it is very brittle and flakes easily, so a design had to be made that would protect the stone while still allowing it to shine!! Hopefully she’ll love it when she gets back from her latest holiday, and maybe she’ll have found something else for me to get my teeth into!!!
I have been trying to take a picture of the most amazing fire opal and diamond ring that I have in stock. It is such a rare gemstone, as normally fire opal is just orange in colour (with transparent and strong colour being preferred). This one however, has the normal colour flashes that you would see in “white” opal, within the orange body colour of the gemstone. It is like staring into a fire!! The colours are ever changing, and it hypnotises!! The camera just can’t capture it though!!
When a customer brings in a little pouch of “something and nothing” to the shop, it’s enough to get the creative mind whirring! The pouch contained a fire opal and green tourmaline, which she wanted making into pendants. In addition she had some old jewellery with damage and some stones missing, and wondered if it could all be incorporated in to the final designs. She now has two “something’s” instead of nothing!!
This lovely customer and her adoring husband had a Sapphire wedding anniversary to celebrate, so with her design input we created some beautiful triple drop earrings. We sourced some sapphires for her approval and fine tuned the design until she was happy with the graduation and length of drop. When she saw the finished earrings she cried! (With happiness!!)
This piece was made for a lovely lady to commemorate passed loved ones. We are always happy to help with design if needed, but she came up with this design that incorporated some sapphire cluster rings she had inherited into a brooch made from scrap silver she had. We were delighted with the result, as was she!
This project was brought in to me by a young bride wishing to wear a family heirloom as her “something old”, and thankfully in plenty of time as it had seen better days! The seed pearls ranged in size from 1mm upwards which had to be threaded onto a mother of pearl frame, but unfortunately even the finest of thread and most flexible of needles was too big to go through the minute holes. Problem!! After a few sleepless nights wondering how to solve this problem, it came to me. Fishing line!!! I popped around the corner where we have a fishing tackle shop and purchased the finest clear line they had, and it turned out to be perfect. It was fine enough to go through the holes, but firm enough to not buckle when being threaded through. She wore it on her wedding day, was overjoyed and looked stunning, of course!!
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Lots of beautiful new ranges in silver and gold for our lovely mums!!