I’m an independent jewellery designer working with gold, silver and precious stones using traditional techniques.
Whilst I enjoy working with newly sourced metal and stones, my true passion is working with a piece of jewellery that has meaning, perhaps a piece left by a loved one, taking it and breathing life back into it.
With any piece I make, the privilege is all mine. It is such an honour when a customer asks me to make them an engagement band, a wedding ring, remodel a piece of jewellery, as if I step outside of my life and straight into theirs.
I love creativity & take inspiration from every thing I see! I’m a really random person when it comes to the bare facts. I love to name my pieces, to give them an identity, to tell a story. Sweet Dreams, this was one of the frequent designs that woke me frantically from sleep, clutching for a pen and paper. La Pelosa, an aquamarine ring named after the clearest, crystal blue sea I’ve ever seen. Little Satsuma, a small but very sweet orange sapphire stacking ring. Something Blue, a modern twist on an engagement ring, set with a striking natural blue diamond, I could go on and on and on.
Every piece is special without a single doubt. Some pieces tug my heart strings more than others. I always cry at sad (and happy) movies and often shed a little tear over a piece of my work. Strangely, given my (fading) red hair it’s rarely to do with temper or anger (though my children and dogs do inherently know when is a good time to ‘not bother’ me and when to ask for those new trainers!)
I hope you get the same immense pleasure from my pieces that I get from creating them!
If your purchase is intended as a gift, I am happy to send it directly to the recipient, gift wrapped & with a note, just let me know.
Custom Orders & Commissions
Please note that - unless otherwise stated - all of my pieces are made to order and so you should allow up 2 weeks for standard items where I hold stock & 6 weeks where design consultation & possibly hallmarking (UK legal requirement on silver & gold above certain weights)
These time scales are not definite as in hand fabrication - there can be mishaps outside of my control - damage to a stone, customs delay, hallmarking delay etc - nature of the handmade beast unfortunately - I will keep in regular contact regarding time-scales & will indicate if there will be a longer lead time.
I would love to work with you to create something meaningful & bespoke just for you - just message me!
If you don’t know your ring size, it's best to go into a shop and try on some rings for size. My ring gauge measures in UK, USA & continental sizes. Please make sure that you issue me with your size accurately an as customer orders are non refundable. Rings can be sized up. Generally up to about a whole size. However, if they are set with a gem & need to be sized down the whole fabrication process needs to be repeated!
If you are ordering a wider band (over 4mm), make sure to try on an equal width ring as generally they need a bigger size!
Caring for your jewellery
Even the most robust jewellery is subject to damage. Precious metals & gemstones, even diamonds, can become scratched so take care when performing heavy duty work - sound crazy? Mucking out horses & gardening for example!!
To keep your jewellery looking like new, take it off when using cleaning chemicals.
Wash in warm soapy water & buff with a jewellery cloth. Special care will be issued with any treated stones.
Don't wear delicate chains in bed where they are likely to break.
Store unworn jewellery in the presentation box it was packed in to prevent oxidation (silver) and other pieces of jewellery scratching the surface.
All UK orders will be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery'
All Overseas orders will be sent by Royal Mail Overseas International Signed For and are generally posted according to their value. If you would like something posted as signed for or tracked in order to get slightly quicker - please convo & I will upgrade shipping to reflect. Please bear in mind though, expedited shipping can still get held up in customs.
**I will post to your Paypal address unless otherwise indicated.**
I aim to dispatch items as soon as I have made them for you. This could take up to 5 weeks if I need to source a particular item but is generally a couple of days. If you require something quickly please convo me, as I may have something in stock or be able to make something a bit quicker!
In accordance with the UK Distance Selling Regulations, please notify me of your wish to return your purchase within 7 days of receipt of your goods. Goods must be returned to me within 14 days. You are responsible for the return postage costs (I advise you use recorded delivery).
Upon receipt of returned goods which are in resalable condition I will provide you with a full refund, including the delivery charges.
make every effort to ensure I give an accurate description of all items and try to use illustrative photographs, always taken in natural light. Due to the handmade nature of my items, each item will be unique. Please be aware that colour depiction can vary slightly with different computer monitors. Having said all this, I sincerely hope you love your purchase and I will do my utmost to resolve any issues you have. Please contact me as soon as possible to discuss.
Should you have any queries, please contact me before purchase.
**Please note I do not offer refunds on custom made items**
I wrap all items very carefully for post and cannot be held responsible for any damage to items once dispatched.