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  • Unusual hand carved gold engagement ring with marquise diamond and fitted carved wedding ring with round green sapphire

    Carved fitted engagement and wedding ring with marquise diamond and green sapphire

    Beautiful and unusual, this pair of hand-carved rings is a recent engagement and wedding ring commission. A marquise cognac diamond is set at an angle across the engagement ring and the matching fitted wedding band is set with a round green sapphire. Made from 18 carat rose gold and carved by hand, these sculptural rings are one-of-a-kind. When worn together

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  • Carved platinum ring with colour change alexandrite stone

    Carved platinum and colour changing alexandrite engagement ring commission

      Our latest hand-carved engagement ring is set with a beautiful alexandrite gemstone. Alexandrite is the most valuable form of chrysoberyl and one of the rarest coloured gems. It’s natural reflective properties cause it to appear blue to green in daylight and red under tungsten light, earning it the name ’emerald by day, ruby by night’. Alexandrite was first found

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  • Tsavorite green garnet carved ring commission

    Tsavorite green garnet and hand-carved gold ring commission

    This bespoke carved ring is made from 18-carat gold and set with a vivid green tsavorite garnet. Tsavorite is an intense green colour and a perfect match for gold, which makes this engagement ring a really lovely piece. It was made in a similar way to our Arris carved rings; first hand-carved from wax to fit the emerald-cut stone, then

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  • Pink tourmaline and white gold cocktail ring with pave white diamonds

    Carved white gold and rubellite tourmaline cocktail ring

    This stunning bespoke cocktail ring is a recent commission. It is set with an impressive deep pink cabochon tourmaline and scattered with sparkling white diamonds. The one-of-a-kind ring was carved by hand before being cast in 18 carat white gold. White gold has a natural warmth, which pairs perfectly with the vibrant deep pink rubellite tourmaline. The stone setting is

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  • Coloured gemstones - black opal, pink and green tourmaline, sapphire, alexandrite and citrine

    Coloured gemstone jewellery commissions

    Throughout the year we visit stone dealers in search of new gemstones for our collection. Beautiful stones are never with us for long; they are swiftly made up into bespoke commissions for clients or one-of-a-kind designs for our collection. A beautifully cut gemstone has an almost magical appeal that is hard to resist. Many of our designs are inspired by

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  • Yellow and white gold pendant set with lava and citrine

    Bespoke gold pendant and earrings with volcanic lava and citrine

    This pendant and earring set incorporates pieces of natural volcanic lava and is one of our most unusual and challenging commissions to date. The bespoke pendant is made from 18 carat yellow and white gold, set with lava and a large vivid orange fancy-cut citrine. The matching stud earrings are 18 carat white gold and lava. Our client commissioned the

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  • Unusual Mobius and crossover wedding rings

    Unusual wedding rings

    Clients often come to us looking for unusual wedding rings that reflect their individual style and personality. They can browse and choose from the unusual wedding rings in our collection, combine or adapt an existing ring or work with us to design a bespoke wedding ring just for them. We’ve put together this selection of our recent commissions to show how individual and unusual wedding

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  • Purple trilliant sapphire and platinum Carve ring

    Purple trillion sapphire and platinum hand-carved cocktail ring

    This platinum and purple sapphire cocktail ring is a one-of-a-kind. It is the latest in our Arris series of cocktail rings; each one individually carved by hand to accommodate a unique gemstone. The ring is set with a beautiful 1.39 carat deep purple trillion sapphire, which is held securely in an open bezel setting. Bright white platinum contrasts with the

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  • Carve ring set with green seaglass and pave white diamonds

    Carved yellow gold ring set with sea-glass and pave white diamonds

    This bespoke carved yellow gold ring, set with sea-glass and pave white diamonds, has a very personal story to it. It was made for David’s wife Jessica, who has been a fan of the Carve rings for quite some time. During a family holiday last year their 3-year-old daughter Cora spent most of the time scouring the water’s edge for

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  • Hand carved 18ct rose gold cocktail ring with green fancy-cut tourmaline and diamonds

    Rose gold Carve cocktail ring with fancy cut tourmaline and diamonds

    This hand carved rose gold cocktail ring is the latest in our Carve ring series. Sweeping curves of brushed rose gold surround a beautiful fancy-cut tourmaline. The stone’s deep blue-green colour contrasts with the warmth of the metal and two white brilliant cut diamonds set into the bezel provide a little sparkle. The ring is a piece for our collection

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