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  • Alexandrite and platinum carved engagement ring with fitted wedding band

    Carved platinum and alexandrite engagement ring and fitted wedding band

    We’ve just finished a hand-carved fitted wedding band to complete this unusual engagement and wedding ring set. The engagement ring is a commission and featured in our journal recently, click here to read the original post. The two rings are made from platinum and the engagement ring is set with a beautiful alexandrite, which changes colour from blue (when seen

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  • Hand carved platinum cocktail ring with trillion sapphire

    Carved platinum and trillion sapphire cocktail ring

    A recent commission, this hand-carved platinum cocktail ring is set with a lovely cornflower-blue sapphire. The triangular shape of the trillion sapphire is echoed by the sculpted curves of the ring and its light blue colour really pops against the neutral tones of brushed platinum. The ring is hand-carved from wax to create flowing, sculpted curves. Carving allows us to

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  • Carved 18ct gold and green fancy cut tourmaline cocktail ring

    Carved yellow gold cocktail ring with fancy-cut green tourmaline

    We worked with a client to design this carved gold cocktail ring commission based on the rings from our Arris series. The ring was carved by hand, cast in 18-carat gold and is set with a beautiful mint green tourmaline. The asymmetric stone reflects light beautifully due to its angled back surfaces. This unusual ring was made by hand-carving a

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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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