“I’m looking for a Ruby Engagement ring…. but she hates Rubies?????”
A lovely couple presented me with a brooch. It had been her mother-in-laws engagement ring. She had inherited it and never worn it, as she owned a gorgeous one hubby had made for her.
“Do you redesign jewellery?” Is becoming a more commonly asked question. Of course, there’s nothing I love more than the challenge of being given an unknown quantity of pre-loved jewels. Taking them back to the bare bones and making something wonderful with them. In this case the starting point…
The more I work with clients to remake / remodel / recycle / revamp etc their unworn heirlooms. The more I realise these pieces are so much more than old bits of jewellery in a drawer. Each item tells a story, an important marker in a persons life. Each celebrating an engagement, a wedding, a […]Read Post ›
If ever there was a reminder of the Two Ronnies “Fork handles? Four candles?” sketch… This is the one! It puts a smile on my face every time I think about it!.. So… she had always joked about a 3ct diamond ring. So to her suprise, when her future husband went down on blended knee […]Read Post ›
The Eagle Trophy was to be presented as the winner’s trophy at a charity golf tournament. The eagle had to take centre stage in the design possibly with the addition of a golf ball. After many sketches and studies of Eagles later…. Gosh would’ve been so much trickier before the birth of the Internet!!… The […]Read Post ›
It was late 2012 and I received a call from Bradford City Football clubs “The City Gent”. The famous Bradford City mascot had lost his necklace he wore all the time. He was desperate to get a new one created in time for the new season. Sending through a caricature of the City Gent, I […]Read Post ›
The necklace of memories has been designed for a lovely lady I’ve known for many years. She had inherited her Mum’s and Gran’s jewellery and it had been stuck in a box for too long. Wondering what to do with it, a suggestion was made for every diamond to be used in one piece of jewellery […]Read Post ›