Fresh Ideas for an Old Pendant

A recent redesign project - H had this pendant that her parents gave her as a teenager, decades ago. She liked the colour of the stone but needed a new setting in order to wear it again. However, she was a little worried that the stone would be too big for her to wear as... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

It Takes Two… to Design

We can only be as daring as our customers. It takes a customer who is open to an unusual design, for us to be able to make it. We can sketch and suggest wild options, but they only become jewellery if the customer wants to wear it. This customer was very open to suggestions. She... Continue Reading →

Redesign: East Meets West

S and her mother-in-law brought in a pair of old bangles - whose history they could trace back through the family to 1880s India - together with a ring that has been worn for generations by the European side of the family. She wanted to combine the two into one item that could show the... Continue Reading →

3-Stone Engagement Rings

In the engagement ring world, 3-stone rings - or trilogy rings are popular. Here are a few of the rings we have made recently, using different stones, shapes and sizes. Diamonds passed down from his mother, set into a classic 3-stone engagement ring, handcrafted in 18K yellow gold. Oval Topaz flanked with peridot make a... Continue Reading →

Before and After: Gemstones

The gemstones in jewellery that has been passed down in the family can be reset into beautiful new custom designed pieces. Following are some examples before and after our redesign. B had a Peridot ring with diamonds from his mother (left), which we redesigned into an engagement ring. We wanted to make a modern version of... Continue Reading →

Redesigning Inherited Jewellery

When redesigning jewellery that has been inherited from dear family members, we often try to see if there are any elements from the original design that could remain intact or be incorporated into a new design. Old Jewellery holds sentimental value, and it is quite special to be able to bring forward something from the... Continue Reading →

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