Visiting our friendly Design Studio in Shaftesbury
What goes on in our Design Studio? Chatting, drinking tea and coffee, eating biscuits, remembering, exploring, designing…
We have created this relaxed space for you to come and see us.
A Passion for Jewellery
We look forward to welcoming you to our jewellery design studio. We’ve created a space to spark creativity and show off the craftsmanship of our work. Read more about our space and our team on this page and book a visit when you’re ready. Our design studio is by appointment only, this ensures that you will have our full attention when you come to visit us.
On any given day we are chatting to our customers about new bespoke designs or possible jewellery refurbs; exploring how to bring your ideas to life.
We are passionate about our design work and love to share our knowledge with visitors to our studio!
In our workshop, our Goldsmiths hand-craft your piece, set precious diamonds and gemstones, repair broken jewellery, size rings, lost wax cast in gold, silver and platinum, clean and polish your jewellery. (Our workshop is not open for visiting.)
Hand selecting your favourite
There are many personalised layers to our work, and sometimes you just want to choose your own birthstone, or hand pick the healing crystal that speaks to you the most.
We have different ranges that you can look through whilst visiting us. Our Little Stars and Moons are hand cut and all slightly different. Every Healing Crystal vibrates uniquely, with different patterns and colours. Our range of birthstones is extensive, with unique cuts and shapes to choose from.
You are invited to sit with us and hand select the gems you like the best from our collections.
There is an extensive collection of brass wedding band samples for you to try on, each one a different profile and width.
Our resin colours and glitters are vast, the best way to choose is to come and see our samples and see which palette speaks to you the most.
If you would like to see samples of our bespoke work, we have 3D printed resin copies and waxes of rings and pendants, for you to peruse through.
There are silver and fine gold chains and bracelets to choose from, our welder is ready to turn these into modern permanent ’forever’ jewellery, or they can be supplied with a traditional clasp.
Relax and enjoy!
You can park for free right outside our studio. We always have freshly brewed tea or coffee at the ready and biscuits to munch on, there’s mineral water and elderflower cordial ready in our fridge.
We don’t charge for our appointments. We allow an hour for each design consultation, please let us know if you need more time.
Meet our Designers and Artisans
Louise is our lead Jewellery Designer, she takes all of her appointments for bespoke jewellery design and repair/refurbishment work, in this chilled out space. She gives each customer time to think and bond with ideas and suggestions for their family heirlooms.
Louise has over 25 years experience within the jewellery sector. She has worked in retail; starting her career by selling silver in a shop on Putney High Street in South West London. Her career progressed to a high end jewellers in Kingston upon Thames, selling diamonds set in gold and platinum.
Louise has worked in wholesale, supplying high street independent jewellers. She has spent time in workshops designing and branding collections of jewellery and sold them to various large companies, including John Lewis.
Just like her jewellery, she has hand crafted our Company from an initial idea to the hive of creativity that it has become today.
Sam is our Resin Artist, she spends time with each customer understanding their individual needs. She manages all of our celebration and memorial work. Sam is attentive and compassionate with customers wishes and completes all resin artwork respectfully in our studio.
Sam has a natural flair for resin work, she respectfully hand-places each precious inclusion (ash, hair, fur, dried flowers, material, feathers, lace, gravesite soil, pebbles, sand, breast milk) into our handmade jewellery. Taking the time to understand the look and finished that each customer desires for their celebration and memorial piece.
She can hide your precious inclusions within your chosen colour of resin, or display them overlaid on the top. She can layer different colours and glitters to achieve sparkle and depth. Creating blue sky’s with fluffy clouds, rainbows or seascapes with crushed opal rocks, sandy beaches with blue waves are some of the resin artworks she can handcraft for your piece. You can choose to set a gemstone over the top of your inclusions.
Browse through our Celebration and Memorial Collection for ideas
Behind the scenes
Rich looks after all of our website orders, ensuring your jewellery is handmade exactly to your personalised specifications and is dispatched on time.
Mark is our Head Goldsmith and manages our Workshop, he has over 35 years of experience hand making fine jewellery, he works closely with Louise to ensure her designs are realised into beautiful finished pieces. Mark is exceptionally skilled at reworking old gold (your sentimental and family gold), and he completes all of our in-house casting. Mark hand makes the most amazing chains, and refurbishes and repairs your broken jewellery. He also oversees our other craftsmen.
Nico is our newest team member; he is a young fully qualified Goldsmith. Nico ‘cleans up’ our cast CAD designs; removing the ‘finger print’ like texture from casting, and ensuring your gold and platinum is polished to a high shine. He will assemble and solder cast pieces together and can also set gemstones.
Paul is a perfectionist, setting gemstones with complete attention to detail, he has set diamonds and gemstones for jewellers in the West End of London.
Stuart is our engraving artist, he creates artwork for our laser engraved to complete. His can digitally recreate fingerprints, patterns, symbols, star maps, handwriting, family crests, or he can design from scratch.
Laser engraving can be applied to your bespoke piece, or added to one of our jewellery pieces in our Lasting Memories Collection.
Our highly skilled team has over 105 years of combined experience bringing initial design ideas through to finished pieces of hand crafted jewellery. We work closely with our long standing customers to understand their individual style and preferences, creating bespoke pieces that reflect personality and style, and that transcend generations.