Author archive for McCaul Goldsmiths

  • Rose gold and diamond umbrella stud earrings

    Gold and diamond umbrella stud earring commission

    These quirky umbrella stud earrings were great fun to make and come with a lovely story. Our customer commissioned them…

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  • Two stone cocktail ring, hand forged from white gold and set with blue sapphire and white diamond

    Two stone diamond and sapphire cocktail ring

    This one-of-a-kind cocktail ring was commissioned as a wedding anniversary gift. Hand forged from 18 carat white gold, it is…

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  • Balance gold and coloured stone dress rings

    Balance coloured stone dress rings

    This trio of colourful ‘Balance’ dress rings combine vibrantly coloured gemstones with 18 carat gold. The hand forged rings feature…

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  • Hand carved gold cocktail ring with amethyst

    Carved yellow gold and amethyst cocktail ring

    The sculptural satin-finished curves of this ring compliment the angular fancy-cut amethyst. This hand-carved yellow gold and amethyst cocktail ring…

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  • Blue tourmaline and white gold 'Balance' dress ring

    Blue tourmaline and white gold Balance ring

    We’ve just finished this ring for our collection. Made from 18 carat white gold in our ‘Balance’ ring design, it…

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  • Black rhodium drop earrings with randomly set diamond

    Black rhodium and diamond drop earrings

    These forged earrings are new to our collection and take our forged drop earrings in a fresh direction. The earrings are hand forged from white gold and plated with black rhodium. White diamonds of various sizes are scattered across the black surface, pave set in a random pattern.

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  • Hand carved gold cocktail ring with rectangular blue spinel stone

    Hand carved gold ring commission with blue stone

    The latest in our Carve ring series, this commission was designed around the customer’s own stone and is only the second we’ve made using a rectangular stone. The generously sized stone is a pale aquamarine blue which contrasts beautifully with yellow gold. We carved the sculptural and substantial ring shank by hand to fit the large rectangular blue stone.

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  • White gold and labradorite drop earrings

    Labradorite earring commission

    This pair of glowing labradorite and white gold drop earrings were commissioned late last year. They were designed to match the necklace below, which was a previous commission: The drop earrings combine the natural iridescence of labradorite with white gold. The navette cut labradorite stones are set in simple bezels of white gold.

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  • Zaha Hadid's Loa and Vesu vases are traditionally made by Viennese silversmiths

    Workshops – Zaha Hadid’s vases made by traditional silversmiths

    This a lovely video about the making of Zaha Hadid’s “Loa” and “Vesu” vases, which are traditionally handmade by Viennese silversmiths Wiener Silber Manufactur. We really enjoyed it – hope you do too!

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  • Emerald and rose gold claw engagement ring

    Emerald and rose gold engagement ring

    This vibrant, vivid green emerald engagement ring is a very recently completed commission. The deep green emerald is held in a softly scuplted claw setting – our take on the classic solitaire. Intense emerald green is enhanced by the soft warmth of brushed 18 carat rose gold. The contrast between stone and metal makes this simple engagement ring into something quite extraordinary.

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