BESPOKE & OTHER SERVICES
I love creating special, unique pieces of jewellery and will undertake anything from modelling pendants of a beloved pet to making a bracelet featuring a specific flower; a treasured piece in memory of a loved one or simply making something that you’d like but haven’t been able to find “off-the-shelf”. Scroll down to see a few examples of past bespoke work and click to get in touch, or pop into the Boutique for a chat..
Resizing of rings
Replacing missing gemstones and stone setting
Remodelling of jewellery
Plating – gold, rhodium and sterling silver
HOW THE BESPOKE PROCESS WORKS
If you already have a specific design in mind – great, get in touch and we can talk through what you’d like.
If you don’t, I always ask that you try to collect together a few images showing the sort of style you are after – these don’t have to be of jewellery, just anything related that will give me a starting point from which to put together designs for you to look at. Other things to have a think about are:-
Ring, necklace, earrings or bracelet etc . . .
The metal you would like the jewellery to be made from:
Gold - plated or solid / yellow, white or rose / 9 carat or 18 carat
Size of the jewellery – something small and dainty, big and chunky or somewhere in the middle?
If it’s a ring, do you know the finger size?
Gemstones – is there a specific stone or colour of stone that you would like?
I’m not expecting you to have the answers to all of these questions from the get-go though . . .
Once I’ve got as many details as possible, I will spend time putting together initial designs and quotes for you to consider. These will usually include at least 3 different design options and I can quote for different metal options and gemstones if required.
If you love one of the designs then we can go ahead, or if not, we can further develop the ideas to reach something that is perfect for you.
Once a design is agreed and finalised, I please ask for a deposit before I start the work with the remaining payable on collection. This deposit will be 50% for a total price of £300 or less, and 75% for a total price of more than £300.
The general time-frame for making a bespoke piece of jewellery (excluding design and quotation) is around 6-8 weeks, but it can be shorter or longer than this depending on the complexity and techniques used.
Prices start from £45 for a simple 2D pendant in sterling silver and from £200 for a 3D sterling silver pendant. Pet pendants – in a similar size and style to the spaniel shown below - cost £220 in sterling silver.