Author archive for McCaul Goldsmiths

  • 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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  • Tanzanite and platinum engagement ring with fitted diamond wedding bands

    Tanzanite, diamond and platinum ring trio

    Some time ago we sold this beautiful deep purple tanzanite dress ring to a customer. Shortly afterwards she commissioned a fitted diamond ring to match. Now we’ve completed the set for her with the addition of a second fitted band.

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  • Sapphire, diamond and platinum engagement ring

    Sapphire and diamond engagement ring commission

    This beautiful, one-of-a-kind engagement ring is a very recently finished commission. The ring is made from platinum and set with two deep blue sapphires, which have a combined total of one carat, as well as 0.9 carats of white diamonds.

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  • Rose gold hand carved cocktail ring with cabochon mandarin garnet

    A pair of hand carved cocktail rings

    One of our most recent commissions was for a pair of spectacular carved cocktail rings. The first of these is…

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  • Yellow gold and trillion ruby stud earrings

    Ruby and yellow gold stud earring commission

    These sweet trillion ruby stud earrings have just been finished. They were commissioned to match the carved yellow gold and ruby engagement ring below, which we made last year.

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  • Pear shaped tanzanite and white gold pendant commission

    Tanzanite pendant commission

    An incredible 12 carat tanzanite gemstone was the basis for this commission. Our customer asked us to create an elegant pendant to compliment the large pear-shaped gemstone, and the finished tanzanite pendant has just been collected.

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