A bespoke piece of jewellery is a design hand-carved to tell your own story. In an age of mass-production it can be hard to find true quality.
Let me turn your ideas into reality, I can help you visualise your ideas from the initial concept right through to the end result…..your perfect piece of jewellery. Whether you are looking for inspiration, already have a definite sense of what you are looking for or wish to use a combination of ideas I’m happy to help!
Bespoke jewellery designs are made exclusively to your specifications. All custom-made pieces require a sequence of specialised stages in the hand making process.
Whether you are looking for bracelets, earrings, pendants or rings take a look at the individual galleries below and be inspired….
Each piece begins its life by being initially hand carved from a block of wax. The carving technique applied gives depth and precision, resulting in a highly detailed prototype which is then ready to cast.
I specialise in creating jewellery inspired by works of art, portraits or any other subjects of sculptural nature.
Each custom-made design is hand carved like a sculpture and preserves/interpret all details in proportion and dimension: either two-dimensional ( “Relief” technique ) or three-dimensional. Wax carving requires meticulous concentration and numerous working hours.
When the prototype is fully carved it is then cast in the precious metal of your choice.
The technique used for casting is the ancient process of “Lost wax”. ( This technique becomes popular during the ancient Greek times as it allowed great and realistic details to be transferred into any precious metal…).
Once the casting is complete every single detail relating to the design is then carefully refined and perfected by hand in preparation for polishing. It’s during this final stage that the piece really comes alive.
I’m excited by the challenge that each customer brings and enjoy creating personalised pieces.
That includes :
– Hand-carved designs, with highly three-dimensional details, for rings, pendants, bracelets and bangles. I work on sterling silver, 9ct, 14 ct and 18 ct of white or yellow gold and platinum.
– Wedding bands and engagement rings. I work with precious and semi precious gems upon request.
-Bespoke hand-carved gems
As each item is handmade please allow sufficient time to complete. To design and hand make a bespoke item the estimate time is 4-6 weeks, however if you are on a tight timescale please let me know and I will be happy to accommodate your request.
You will be updated with pictures and videos of the work in progress, while carving, before and after the casting.
Please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org with all the information, sizes and references and we will contact you with a quote and estimated time frame.