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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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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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Pearls and Pearls

Pearls are thought to suggest wisdom, "pearls of wisdom" and I was really taken with the colours that are available. This is one necklace that I have on show, a sage Green colour that I added little flat beads of green Peridot that will catch the light and a matching pair of...
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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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Wide Ring

This is a statement ring! A wide Sterling Silver band that is hammered along the middle on a curved metal frame to form that concave shape. It can be left with that hammered look or smoothed to give this finish. A pale oval Citrine was chosen to set across the middle. ...
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Work in progress

I decided to do a reconstruction on my Engagement and Wedding rings. They are looking tired and the setting is breaking through and a claw missing holding a Diamond. I started out with a set idea but my thoughts are shifting and a softer look is emerging. A wide single ring it...
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