This ring I made for a customer is stunning. Such beautiful deep sea blue colours showcased in the perfect claw setting. This setting really suits the octagonal faceted topaz as it lets as much light in as possible enriching the colours and cut. I also really love the shape of the topaz, the sparkle and high shine of the sterling silver sounding it. A perfect combination.
With Christmas looming and in another lockdown it has become evermore evident and important to have a good online store. So I have spent the day updating the website for online purchasing and will be putting more pieces on in the coming weeks. We may not feel like the usual excitement and build up for Christmas with our worries, but it is still important to celebrate and to show our loved ones with are thinking of them. And more important than ever to support our local and small business in anyway we can. Not Amazon! Thank you.
I made this ring for a customer who requested that it could fit onto any finger and therefore had to be adjustable and not soldered in anyway. I used D shaped silver wire, highly polished with faceted blue aquamarine drop. This design could also be made using a simple freshwater pearl, bead or any semi-precious stone. I think I maybe putting this design on the website to purchase.
I love freshwater pearls. In 1993 I lived and worked in Hong Kong making jewellery where pearls were found in abundance and that is where I fell in love with them. The beautiful pearl is at the heart of my jewellery, and of every design, in every collection. No two pearls are the same and each stone has a different shape and lustre, each design a different way or spirit in which it can be worn. They are the most alluring of gems. Here is a wonderful sample of me using the unusual and striking biwa freshwater pearls, aquamarines, slate and rock crystals. Hong Kong was a wonderful and vibrant place to be, but all my jewellery tools rusted in the humidity!