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  • Forged diamond and platinum cocktail ring

    Forged platinum cocktail ring commission

    Making bold, eye-catching cocktail rings like this makes it all worthwhile for us. This very special creation is one of our more unusual recent commissions. Made from platinum this unique cocktail ring is pave set with white diamonds and incorporates several of our client’s own stones. The ring was made by hand-forging platinum bar. First the platinum was milled down

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  • Aquamarine, tourmaline and citrine gemstones

    Gem Haul – Inhorgenta Jewellery Fair Munich 2014

    David has just returned from Inhorgenta with an impressive haul of gemstones to add to our collection. The stones shown are from some of our favourite suppliers, including a 5th generation stone cutter whose distinctive technique of cutting into the back of the stone creates incredible highlights and reflections. These gems have fluid lines similar to our own designs. Some

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  • Lightning Ridge black opal and 18ct yellow gold ring

    Black opal and 18ct gold hand-carved ring

    Opals reflect light in an almost magical way. Black opals, like this one, are the most brilliant and are characterised by flashes of vivid greens and blues. Every opal is different, and when a particularly spectacular one comes our way we find it very hard to resist. More often than not opals are irregularly shaped stones, cut to reveal the

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  • Matching rose gold his and her's wedding bands

    Something a little out of the ordinary…

    His & hers “Loop” wedding rings: Recently we were asked to make a mens’ wedding ring to match our Gold Loop Ring, which his wife had chosen for her own ring. The Loop Ring is one of our favourite designs, over the years we’ve made it with various metals, shapes and stones so this was a design challenge we were

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  • Architects alternative engagement ring

    Architect’s Engagement Ring

    The Exmouth Market and Clerkenwell area around our store is also home to numerous architectural practices. We’ve found that our style appeals to architects and designers – perhaps in part because architecture has been such a strong influence in our designs. We were delighted to take on an engagement ring commission recently for two local architects. They came to us

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  • Forged 18 Carat Gold and Pave Diamond Earrings

    Now in store – forged yellow gold and diamond earrings

    A new addition to our in-store collection are these well-proportioned graceful forged gold earrings in the signature McCaul style. These have just been set, and are available in either white or yellow gold with white diamonds. Hand forged from a single piece of gold bar to provide strength and durability, while remaining light in the ear. Each one is highly

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  • Cognac diamond and 18 carat rose gold “Wave” ring commission

    David has just finished setting our latest commission, an 18-carat rose gold engagement ring set with a richly coloured cognac diamond with an unusual olive hue. The commission was based on our ‘Wave’ ring design, which has a metal setting that flows around the stone. We sketched several variations on the design before settling on the final version. We particularly

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    From Concept to Creation

    We commissioned a short film to give people an insight into an average day here in our atelier, working with local film maker Owen Richards to give a brief glimpse of each stage of the process from concept to creation. Owen spent a day with us to understand our design and making process, and then over the course of a

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  • Gold and diamond butterfly ring set

    Butterfly Ring Commission

    We’ve been looking back over some our commissions and this must surely be one of our more unusual ones. A customer came to us with this concept for a set of rings based on a butterfly, which combines elements of our pave edged wedding bands and the flowing curves of our cocktail rings. Being an Architect he had a clear

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  • Twist-18ct-rose-gold-and-pear-shaped-cognac-diamond-engagement-ring

    A twist on the traditional…

    This month we had the lovely experience of making an engagement ring for our own little sister. A unique take on our open ‘Twist’ engagement ring, Deirdre’s ring is set with a stunning 0.90 carat rose-cut cognac diamond, and set in polished rose gold. She’s just as thrilled with the final result as we are. Since making her engagement ring

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