Recycling Jewellery: Reimagining Unworn Gemstones & Precious Metals

jodiegearingAdvice, Case Studies, Commissions, Metal Knowledge

I have seen a real increase in customers enquiring about reusing metal and gemstones from existing jewellery. Very often, it is broken and unworn items or, even more commonly, inherited pieces that are not to the client’s taste but hold immense sentimental value.  Increasingly, people are considering upcycling these pieces into something new rather than having them go to waste … Read More

September Sapphire

jodiegearingCommissions, Stone Knowledge

The birthstone for September is sapphire – one of the ‘big three’ precious coloured gemstones (sapphire, emeralds and rubies). Although you see sapphire jewellery in every high street jeweller’s window, you rarely see any colour other than blue. It is a common misconception that sapphires are just blue – they come in every colour under the sun! Colours other than … Read More

Engraved Engagement and Wedding Ring set

jodiegearingCase Studies, Commissions, Wedding rings

Alicia approached me to design a bespoke engagement ring and wedding set after scouring the internet for a bespoke jewellery designer. She said that something about my website ‘spoke to her’, which was amazing to hear! We meet up for a really fun consultation with her mother in law and daughter in tow lending their input to the designs. The … Read More

Bespoke Ruby Wedding Rings

jodiegearingCommissions, Wedding rings

Jonny and Hayley got in touch with me to design a set of co-ordinating bespoke wedding rings to complement Hayley’s beautiful white gold, ruby and diamond engagement ring. Jonny lives in Scotland, the other end of the UK to me, and Hayley flits between the US and Scotland, so this was the definition of a remote design project! They really … Read More

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

jodiegearingCase Studies, Commissions

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

jodiegearingCase Studies, Commissions

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

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

jodiegearingCommissions

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