Journal

Welcoming November: a late Autumn style edit

As we enter the final weeks of the year and reaccustom ourselves with the colder days and longer nights, it’s time to embrace the change of seasons and all it brings. At this time of year I love woollen cardigans and warm socks (being a keen knitter they’re hand-knit, of course!), and when it’s dry and bright I love a frosty morning walk, there’s something quietly invigorating about starting the work-day in the misty sunlight and seeing the glitter and sparkle of frost in the bright, low light.

For those with school-aged children here in the UK, today probably marks...


Creating a raw diamond engagement ring

18 carat white gold and rough diamond engagement ring with design drawings

This is the story of a truly bespoke, one-of-a-kind engagement ring. Every bespoke piece has its own story, but this recent commission was particularly unique, and so I'd like to share some of the process from design to completion with you here. I hope you enjoy it! 

J came to me with a stone, a few ideas, an open mind and a full heart. He wanted an engagement ring for his beloved that was dramatic and impressive but not showy,...


Summer break

And just like that, we're in August!

August feels like a transitional month, to me. We're past the full height of summer, but it's the long-awaited summer holiday from school (here in England, at least), and it's the time to slow down a little before it all begins again in September.

With that in mind, I'm going to be taking a break from orders for some time in August, to allow me to finish up some important client work for other jewellers, start to make preparations for a busy Autumn, and most importantly, take a summer break with my boys.

The shop...


Introducing a new collection of handmade chain pieces

Quietly understated but delicately impactful, this is a collection of handmade chains in silver and gold - they are lightweight and wearable and with an unusual fused construction which gives an organic, flowing shape.

Designed and created to be versatile and joyful to wear whether you're dressing up or keeping it casual. Each link is made by hand, and made to last.

Handmade...


On the Jewellers Academy podcast

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Jessica Rose, founder of Jewellers Academy and the London Jewellery School, about my work and experiences as a freelance bench assistant, for an episode of the Jewellers Academy podcast.

 

As well as designing, making and selling my own jewellery, part of my business is dedicated to working for other jewellers on a freelance basis, helping them with a variety of bench tasks.

It's something that I love doing, for so many reasons. I love to be at the bench and...