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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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New Engagement

It is always a delight to be involved in the design and creation of an Engagement Ring. It's a very special time in a couple's lives and exciting to feel their love for each other. This was no exception except that it was a surprise for the bride to be. I was...
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Crystal Spinner

I found this Quartz Crystal tinted green with Chlorite that the earth shaped naturally and decided to create a Spinner to show off its beauty. It is set in 18ct Gold with a collar around the centre of the crystal hinged onto a frame following its shape and finished with a hidden double bail...
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