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Ipswich Bridal Expo

This Sunday is the Ipswich Bridal Expo. Come along and talk to me about what Treasured item you would like to have me create for you. This Engagement/Wedding Ring combination is in 18 ct White & Yellow Gold. Open 9.30 - 2.30pm at Ipswich Civic Centre....
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Aquamarine Halo Ring

This ring replaced an Engagement Ring and 2 fitted Wedding Rings, all in White Gold. It was decided to have just the one ring with ALL the gemstones together. So much easier to wear! After considering a number of styles this one was chosen to accommodate not only the smaller Diamonds which...
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Sea Horse

It's fun to create a freeform design such as this Sea Horse that I was asked to make in 18ct Gold. The shape is cut out, the lines punched into the metal and then it is domed to give three dimensions and make room for the brooch pin at the back. The Sea...
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2 Stone Ring

This ring came about from a client who wanted to combine these two stones but didn't quite know how. The colour combination of the yellow Citrine and the sharp green Peridot are very complimentary to each other. The ring was made from Gold supplied that was tested and found to be 18ct. ...
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Single Sapphire Ring

The client presented me with a lovely round blue Sapphire from Sri Lanka, 7mm in diameter, a birthday gift. We then chose a design for a ring that was simple but very elegant and timeless in style, a statement. The result is an 18ct White Gold ring with a very wide surround of...
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Halo-Style Diamond Ring

An 18ct White gold ring with a central Diamond of 1/2 carat surrounded by 8 smaller Diamonds is called a Halo Ring. It's history dates back to Victorian days when this style was called a Flower Ring. They are such a classic design that remain evergreen. The setting is raised with a...
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Unstamped Gold Jewellery

I regularly receive items of gold that are not stamped with a carat weight, such as 9ct or 375, 18ct or 750. These come from inheritances and are sometimes made in countries such as Sri Lanka where the British settled. This does not necessarily mean they are not of value!!!!! So do not...
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Pearls are for girls!

Pearls are just amazing these days. So many colours, shapes, sizes, textures that you can add a necklace or bracelet to suit any outfit in your wardrobe!! I have been adding some natural gemstone beads in some pearl necklaces lately that I think adds some charm. I have kept to the same...
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IS IT REALLY GOLD?

I am often given a parcel of jewellery to assess. The first thing I do is to check the gold weight separating 9ct from 18ct sometimes there is 10 or 15 carat. Occasionally I find an item that is not stamped with that carat weight! This does not mean that it is...
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Sapphire Ring

These are Australian Sapphires brought to me by a client who wanted the square blue Sapphire set at an angle with the smaller yellow Sapphires at the sides. The request was for a ring with the stones set low and easy to wear so it was suggested a rub-over setting would be the best...
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