Why is my white gold tarnishing?

jodiegearingMetal Knowledge, Rhodium plating5 Comments

You’ve got a new beautiful white gold ring you have worn for a few months, but then you notice the metal around the back of the ring and the setting have changed colour. Patches of your ring are a totally different shade of white, and next to the bright silvery areas that remain, these patches almost look yellow. Is your … Read More

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

Five Reasons to go Bespoke

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Making a purchase of fine jewellery is rarely for pure adornment. It could mark a special birthday or anniversary, celebrate a landmark moment, represent a loved one, or be for a proposal! Jewellery really means something to its owners – it is not just about its material value. The most common route is to explore jewellery shops on the high street … Read More

Seriously Special Wedding Rings

jodiegearingCase Studies, Wedding rings

Alix and Tom approached me to design them a pair of unique wedding rings using metal and diamonds from inherited jewellery. Tom wanted a simple gold band for his wedding ring, but he didn’t want to simply buy a high street ring – he wanted it to be made from gold he had inherited from his late mother. We looked … 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

Tanzanite Pendant Case Study

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Have you ever considered buying a gemstone while traveling as a memento of your trip? That is exactly what Stuart did on his trip to Africa last year when he climbed Kilimanjaro. Stuart wanted to do something special for his wife’s birthday and decided to commission a bespoke piece of jewellery for her using a stunning tanzanite sourced during this … Read More

Bespoke Horse Charm

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It’s always exciting when I get asked to make something a little out of the ordinary, and David set me a fantastic challenge to design and make a custom charm for his wife Cathy’s charm bracelet. Cathy has a bucket list of experiences she is working through and top of the list was to ride a horse along the water’s … Read More