Bespoke Tiger Pendant

jodiegearingCase Studies, Commissions

Luke asked me to design a rose quartz pendant with a tiger theme for his girlfriend’s birthday. We discussed lots of options, including having a custom cut rose quartz in the shape of a tiger! But we eventually settled on this design – a silver overlay to sit over an oval rose quartz with a tiger prowling through the jungle. … Read More

Sentimental Remodelled Jewellery

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Jenny approached me to redesign some old but incredibly sentimental jewellery her husband had given her in their early days, along with some jewellery her mother had left her. She wanted to melt down the gold and reuse the stones in more hardwearing jewellery she could wear and enjoy again. She also had a beautiful smokey quartz stone a friend … Read More

Bespoke Fitted Eternity Ring

jodiegearingCase Studies, Commissions, Eternity rings

Lee got in touch to design a surprise bespoke eternity ring for Karen for their 10th wedding anniversary. We had two things against us – her engagement ring is a twist shape so required a fitted eternity ring to fit nicely against it, and we did not have enough time to get a ring made for their anniversary. We decided … Read More

Katie’s Water Inspired Engagement Ring

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Adam hand carved an engagement ring out of wood to propose to Katie on their favourite beach. Their love of water and nature was represented in the swirling form of the ring, and they wanted to capture this movement within her forever ring too. Katie and Adam asked me to design their full set of wedding jewellery. We started with … Read More

Dipping or flashing white gold

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When looking at white gold jewellery in a high street jewellers, the sales assistants will often talk about having it ‘dipped’. Another term sometimes used is ‘rhodium flashing’. Both of these terms conjure images of simple and almost magical processes involving either vats of liquid metal or zapping the piece of jewellery with a special rhodium gun! I don’t blame the sales … Read More

Ampthill’s New Mayor’s Consort Chain – Celebrating the Town’s Rich History.

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As a local business, I am pleased and very proud to have recently designed Ampthill’s new Mayor’s Consort chain celebrating the town’s rich history. When Ampthill Town Council needed to replace the Mayor’s Consort chain, they approached me to commission a new design. Ampthill has a rich and varied history, from its notable association with Henry VIII and the ill-fated … Read More

Rhodium Plating Yellow Gold

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Although yellow and rose gold have seen a real resurgence in recent years, I am still finding that majority of the clients I work with are looking for white metal in their commissioned pieces. When it comes to inheriting jewellery, a lot of classic designs were made in yellow gold (perhaps with Platinum settings or design details) which sometimes does … Read More

Totally Unique Yoga Frog Earrings

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Navin got in touch because he wanted to have a special and very unique set of earrings designed and made for his wife for Christmas. They’d had a tough year while she underwent treatment for cancer, so he wanted to treat her to something special. The initial message outlining his idea really intrigued me – he wanted dangly earrings in … Read More