Inspiration, Design and News from the Workshop

July 25, 2018

Inspiration from the Coast

Much of my inspiration comes from objects or textures I find on the beach: mussels, barnacles, rocks and seaweed. I love the way nature gathers in cracks and crevices and how the sea changes the shape of things over time.

Beaches...

July 23, 2018

Last month I was asked to make a special pair of earrings for a customer using her own opals, bought on a trip to Port Douglas, Australia.

The customer wanted the earrings to reflect the Australian landscape as a reminder of her time spent in the country. This was somet...

July 9, 2018

Textured Solitaire Ring, Champagne Diamond in 9ct Yellow Gold

Commissioning a bespoke engagement ring isn't as complicated as you might think, it should be a fun and exciting experience. The first thing you need to do is to get in touch, once you get the ball rolling I...

May 31, 2018

From Left to right: 18ct Yellow Gold, 9ct White Gold and 9ct Yellow Gold

Something I'm asked a lot is: What's the difference between 9ct and 18ct Gold? And the answer is that all golds (apart from pure gold) are an alloy of gold and other metals. The number of Carats (c...

January 2, 2018

In Autumn last year I had the pleasure of being asked to make an engagement ring for a couple of my best friends. I loved the process of designing and making something that will hopefully last them a lifetime.

Both of them being farmers and extremely hardworking so...

January 2, 2018

The Kintyre Coastline

If you ever get the opportunity to go to Kintyre I can't recommend it enough! I went in May 2017 and the coastline is just stunning - full of a mixture of craggy outcrops, pebble beaches and white sand that turns the water turquoise when the sun hi...

May 18, 2017

A little snapshot of a new design from the bench. This is a new, stone set ring I've been working on, inspired by textures found along the beaches of Scotland.

The ring was carved by hand from jewellers wax, then cast into Sterling Silver and finished and set on th...

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