Engagement Ring Styles and Cuts: One simple thing to remember and 12 fine examples
You may be thinking of proposing to your loved one, or you’ve possibly already proposed, and now comes the next important step – choosing an engagement ring! We understand that picking this very special ring for the very special person in your life ca
A chocolate diamond is for life, not just for Easter!
A handcrafted chocolate egg is just what everyone wants at Easter time – a delicious, artisan treat to nibble and relish. Chocolate is a real luxury, but it usually disappears very quickly! Happily, chocolate diamonds skilfully set in handcrafted piec
A Bespoke Art Deco Ring
As part of our Mother’s Day series, let us tell you about a beautiful bespoke ring made recently where a Mum is truly centre stage. A few months ago, a customer came to us with a specific project in mind. She had a significant birthday coming up and s
Small Things Can Say So Much
In the first part of our Mother’s Day series, we catch a glimpse of how extremely personal jewellery is, and how every piece tells a story. While many of the tales we hear in our shop are joyous, others unfortunately aren’t. Last year a customer came
Goldsmithing Skills and Tools – Mandrels
Being able to achieve a perfectly round ring, or oval bangle, is incredibly important in jewellery. And it has to be the right size, shape and depth too – so many things to think about! This is where mandrels come into their own! A ring mandrel is a
Life’s Full of Surprises!
One of the wonderful aspects of working in the world of jewellery is how extremely personal it is. People come in to our shop and tell us the most incredible stories behind their old pieces of jewellery that they’d like to have remodelled into somethi