Biggest is Not the Best

A new generation of jewellery wearers are redefining luxury. Gone are the days of surprise engagement rings and impressing through Diamond size. Cue the practical generation. Their rings are made to be worn, not kept in the safe. They make sure that there is money left for the downpayment of a home as well as the... Continue Reading →

Redesign: A New Look

Ann had a pair of old earrings that she wanted to remodel. The design, popularized by Princess Diana decades ago, are still popular today - but it was clearly not the right style for her. Instead, we took inspiration from a pair of earrings that she currently wears and loves. We created a pendant that... Continue Reading →

Matching Rather than Identical VI

Here’s another round-up of our signature style Matching rather than identical. The engagement rings that they are made to match, were made by us as well. This Art Deco inspired engagement ring with an Aquamarine required a special match. The wearer was happy to combine it with something different and unexpected. We created her wedding... Continue Reading →

Designing Four Different Gemstone Rings

Sometimes a project starts like this: Four gemstones in different shapes and colours, a couple of old earrings and a blank sheet of paper. Gemstones and a blank sheet of paper. And so the ideas begin. When custom designing jewellery, the possibilities are endless! So working with existing stones sets some limits, which can actually... Continue Reading →

Celebrating the Future

The years 2020 and 2021 might not seem like years to celebrate, living with a pandemic, but there have been occasions to celebrate, nonetheless. The birth of a baby, is one such occasion. These are some ways we were part in celebrating the arrival of new family members. The birthstone of January, Garnet, set in... Continue Reading →

Family Diamonds for Engagement Rings

Isn’t it wonderful to see jewellery passed down through the family? These engagement rings make use of diamonds that were already in the family. Before: This wasn’t a bad looking ring, but M wanted an engagement ring that was as slim as possible, so even this band was too wide. After: Gorgeous and delicate with... Continue Reading →

Individual Wedding Rings

If you and your partner have different taste in jewellery, you can choose to make wedding rings that suit your individual styles. Here are some examples of couples who chose to make wedding rings that don’t look alike. Hers is a ring with rivet-set diamonds and a v-shape to sit around her engagement ring. She... Continue Reading →

Matching Rather than Identical V

We have several posts on this topic, since it’s a bit of a speciality for us. We love the challenge of making rings that are related, without looking exactly the same. Here are a few examples. Hers is an overlapping infinity ring to sit well next to the engagement ring. We made his with a... Continue Reading →

Designing an Engagement Ring

'She wants something simple', 'She doesn't really wear jewellery', 'She suggested I'd propose with a ring pull'. These are some of the briefs we get for engagement rings. How do you design an engagement ring when this is all the info you get out of your girlfriend? Figuring out what she wants There is no... Continue Reading →

Before and After: Transformations

It can be difficult to spot the potential in some old jewellery items, even when they are set with beautiful diamonds or gemstones, because an old-fashioned design sometimes hides all the beauty. Following are a few items that went through a full transformation. It is hard to imagine the results when you see the old... Continue Reading →

Can Platinum Rings be Resized?

Tiffany’s and other international jewellers have long been making their rings in Platinum. But when the popularity of online Diamond buying increased, so did the need for Platinum rings to be resized. Platinum as a material can be resized, but it requires a craftsman who is familiar with it. Platinum requires much higher temperatures than... Continue Reading →

Celebrating the Birth of a Child

A couple of years ago, Angie had a necklace shortened with us. We removed several diamonds to make her necklace the right length. Using the removed diamonds, we made a pendant and a pair of earrings. But even after making those two items, there were a few diamonds left, so she kept them to use... Continue Reading →

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