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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 metal around...
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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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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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Remodelling

This is part of my work that a find very satisfying and gives me and my clients a great deal of pleasure! I have had two customers today bring their jewellery pieces that are no longer worn for me to smelt down and start again giving new life to the Gold and Diamonds and...
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Christmas Display

I have a lovely range of Pearls in different colours with combinations that you may not have seen before. There are some with added gemstones beads that add a touch of style. They are all strung on silk dyed to match the Pearls. Then there are a number of handmade Sterling Silver...
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Christmas Display

Have a look tomorrow at what I have done with this necklace! I love re-arranging my work and am always looking to improve and regenerate pieces. I have a lovely display of jewellery for my Show on Saturday 1 - 6pm. There will be a beautiful range of pearls strung in interesting...
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