Guardian Timepiece: Making a Clock, Part One

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In 2011 The Birmingham Assay Office made the historic decision to leave its Victorian home and move, for the first time in 135 years, to a purpose-built building.  Founded by Matthew Boulton in 1773 this venerable institution needed a home that was more suited to its modern, high tech activities as a state of the art testing lab. Read more…

Contemporary Silver Jug: ARC 4

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The ARC series pursues the principal of the ‘vanishing line’ and here I have pushed that idea to an elegant extreme. A tapering, hot forged handle appears to float alongside the body of the jug, adding a wonderful sense of drama to the piece as the point of the handle extends past the top of the jug and out, over the pouring lip. Read more…

Old Mine Cut Diamond Ring

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Over the years I have undertaken commissions to recycle diamonds into new jewellery, keeping the family connection while housing the stone in a piece that fits the character of its new owner.

My clients came to me with a large 1.85ct diamond set into a very typical, Victorian bar brooch which wasn’t my clients style. Read more…

Raise a Toast – Festive Silverware

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This time of year we’re all toasting the season and what better way to stave off those winter chills than with a little tipple in a silver vessel?  Warm whisky tones contrast beautifully with silver in a tot and champagne sparkles in silver and crystal.

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Palladium and Red Gold Wedding Rings

Wedding Rings

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Often overlooked in favour of the showier engagement rings the humble wedding band is a simple piece of jewellery which carries significant meaning for the wearer. While the traditional half round band is still a regular request from clients it is possible to inject a little more personality into your wedding ring. Here are a few examples from recent years

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Asymmetric Diamond Ring

Diamond Rings

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The diamond solitaire ring is a classic choice for an engagement ring and my designs range from minimal, flush set rings to high, dramatic pieces to showcase your personality and fit your lifestyle.

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Contemporary Silver Claret Jugs

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The enduring popularity of claret jugs and their statement presence on the dining table inspired me to work on a contemporary version, which I completed near the end of my degree. It’s a classically inspired but thoroughly modern claret jug, using full English crystal and sterling silver and echoes the curvilinear forms associated with grapes on the vine. Read more…

Gardeners’ Ring

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In this ring, made to commission for a client, I’ve taken inherited family diamonds and fashioned them into a modern, durable setting for understated everyday wear. Read more…