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The design process...

The design process...

This blog is more of a visual one... I spend a lot of time designing, whether it is for stock, a one of a kind piece or designs for customers upcycling or a special ring... Photo credit Rebecca Douglas Photography I wanted to share some of these sketches, the starting point of my designs..... it all starts with a drawing!  And ends... at a gorgeous piece of jewellery especially made for you! Keep scrolling...       An upcycling joining the ring shown to the bracelet with a personal initial link.     The original drawing for the Jewellery for good...

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A colour from the rainbow...

A colour from the rainbow...

Sapphire, in all its glory and spectrum of colour is not so well known for its possibilities of shades, you can find it in any colour..... except Red..... 18ct upcycled yellow gold ring, with bezel set blue sapphire   LESSER KNOWN FACTSThe ancient Persians believed that the Earth rested on an enormous sapphire, and it was the reflection that coloured the sky.Occurring in a myriad of colours, all Corundum is called Sapphire, with the exception of the red Ruby, and the extremely rare orange-pink padparadscha. The term sapphire is usually associated with the colour blue, so it is fair to...

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Precious metals.... a guide

Precious metals.... a guide

As a self-confessed geek when it comes to jewellery, I believe that the more you know about something, the more interesting it becomes. If you agree then read on..... For as Benjamin Franklin once said, 'Genius without education is like silver in the mine'   YELLOW GOLD Yellow gold has an fabulous history intertwined with its inherent beauty as much as its perceived value. The Incas referred to it as 'tears of the sun' and it has been associated with Gods and immortals ever since. Used through the ancient world, gold was first extracted from its ore by the Egyptians around...

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Go for Green

Go for Green

A sometimes subtle and varying green, Peridot is unassuming and is a lovely birthstone for August.

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Red = Danger?

Red = Danger?

Ruby, one of the better known gemstones. The birthstone for July but there is no danger when it comes to Rubies and jewels!

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