Jewellery

Heirlooms

Keeping the heritage, nostalgia and story of the original antique, and adding our own twist
  • Art Deco Aquamarine
  • Art Deco Aquamarine
  • Art Deco Aquamarine
  • Art Deco Aquamarine

Art Deco Aquamarine

Cathy is an avid collector of my work and whilst at a show in New York she passed me her Art Deco family heirloom ring to work my magic on. Once I got her home I first carefully unset the centre stone to re-polish and bring her back to former glory. The rest of the design was worked around the original setting. I love the contrast of my organic textural claws around the bold blocking and stylised straight lines of the original antique. The symmetry of the piece is merely an illusion, every claw is unique.

  • Art Deco Aquamarine
  • Art Deco Aquamarine
  • Art Deco Aquamarine
  • Art Deco Aquamarine

Art Deco Aquamarine

Cathy is an avid collector of my work and whilst at a show in New York she passed me her Art Deco family heirloom ring to work my magic on. Once I got her home I first carefully unset the centre stone to re-polish and bring her back to former glory. The rest of the design was worked around the original setting. I love the contrast of my organic textural claws around the bold blocking and stylised straight lines of the original antique. The symmetry of the piece is merely an illusion, every claw is unique.

  • Kat Barclay's Antique Pinky
  • Kat Barclay's Antique Pinky

Kat Barclay's Antique Pinky

  • Kat Barclay's Antique Pinky
  • Kat Barclay's Antique Pinky

Kat Barclay's Antique Pinky

  • Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring
  • Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring
  • Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring
  • Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring
  • Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring

Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring

Carla's ex got caught doing the dirty and he bought her an "I'm sorry" ring. She dumped his ass and had the diamond and ruby ring of regret kicking about at the bottom of a draw, until now. We decided to give her a new lease of life, the pigeon wears the rings and Carla wears the claws!! You're a bad ass babe, we love you Carla!
  • Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring
  • Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring
  • Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring
  • Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring
  • Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring

Carla's "I'm Sorry I Got Caught" Ring

Carla's ex got caught doing the dirty and he bought her an "I'm sorry" ring. She dumped his ass and had the diamond and ruby ring of regret kicking about at the bottom of a draw, until now. We decided to give her a new lease of life, the pigeon wears the rings and Carla wears the claws!! You're a bad ass babe, we love you Carla!
  • Anna's Cluster
  • Anna's Cluster
  • Anna's Cluster
  • Anna's Cluster
  • Anna's Cluster

Anna's Cluster

Anna gave me her Grandmother's diamond and ruby brooch to remake into an heirloom for herself. The antique stones surround the mystical black opal centre and take me to a fantasy galaxy far far away.

  • Anna's Cluster
  • Anna's Cluster
  • Anna's Cluster
  • Anna's Cluster
  • Anna's Cluster

Anna's Cluster

Anna gave me her Grandmother's diamond and ruby brooch to remake into an heirloom for herself. The antique stones surround the mystical black opal centre and take me to a fantasy galaxy far far away.

  • Jackie's Mother's Earrings
  • Jackie's Mother's Earrings
  • Jackie's Mother's Earrings

Jackie's Mother's Earrings

Jackie gave me her Mother's aquamarine earrings and a selection of her other jewels to make into a piece to remember her by. The deeply included pink tourmaline teardrop centre stone was Jackie's choice and the earrings and deep blue sapphires support her. I love the mix of colours and the contrast between opaque and clarity in this sentimental piece.

  • Jackie's Mother's Earrings
  • Jackie's Mother's Earrings
  • Jackie's Mother's Earrings

Jackie's Mother's Earrings

Jackie gave me her Mother's aquamarine earrings and a selection of her other jewels to make into a piece to remember her by. The deeply included pink tourmaline teardrop centre stone was Jackie's choice and the earrings and deep blue sapphires support her. I love the mix of colours and the contrast between opaque and clarity in this sentimental piece.

  • Eddie's Opal Antique
  • Eddie's Opal Antique
  • Eddie's Opal Antique
  • Eddie's Opal Antique
  • Eddie's Opal Antique

Eddie's Opal Antique

This piece was very hard to give back. A remake of her original opal and diamond Victorian engagement ring. The ring needed taking apart for few repairs before it could be reassembled into her new clawed home. Once I added the filigree backplate to her I noticed the prison of light I had created inside the ring. It bounces off the rose gold and back up through the opal and diamonds making the ring glow orange. Its pretty magical.

  • Eddie's Opal Antique
  • Eddie's Opal Antique
  • Eddie's Opal Antique
  • Eddie's Opal Antique
  • Eddie's Opal Antique

Eddie's Opal Antique

This piece was very hard to give back. A remake of her original opal and diamond Victorian engagement ring. The ring needed taking apart for few repairs before it could be reassembled into her new clawed home. Once I added the filigree backplate to her I noticed the prison of light I had created inside the ring. It bounces off the rose gold and back up through the opal and diamonds making the ring glow orange. Its pretty magical.

  • Metal Detector Groat
  • Metal Detector Groat
  • Metal Detector Groat
  • Metal Detector Groat

Metal Detector Groat

Stevie's Dad found this 650 year old groat coin with his metal detector. It's a silver Edward III fourpence coin minted between 1351-1361. I set the coin inside a gold frame to protect it and gave this a matt finish as the coin is to old to look right with a polished edge. The claws are also oxidised to help the antique look like it just came out the ground.
  • Metal Detector Groat
  • Metal Detector Groat
  • Metal Detector Groat
  • Metal Detector Groat

Metal Detector Groat

Stevie's Dad found this 650 year old groat coin with his metal detector. It's a silver Edward III fourpence coin minted between 1351-1361. I set the coin inside a gold frame to protect it and gave this a matt finish as the coin is to old to look right with a polished edge. The claws are also oxidised to help the antique look like it just came out the ground.
  • Mrs. Barclay's Heirlooms
  • Mrs. Barclay's Heirlooms
  • Mrs. Barclay's Heirlooms
  • Mrs. Barclay's Heirlooms

Mrs. Barclay's Heirlooms

Antique topaz with a double marcasite halo set inside six gold claws. Because sometimes you've gotta spice things up a bit.

  • Mrs. Barclay's Heirlooms
  • Mrs. Barclay's Heirlooms
  • Mrs. Barclay's Heirlooms
  • Mrs. Barclay's Heirlooms

Mrs. Barclay's Heirlooms

Antique topaz with a double marcasite halo set inside six gold claws. Because sometimes you've gotta spice things up a bit.

  • Grace's Gypsy Coin Necklace
  • Grace's Gypsy Coin Necklace
  • Grace's Gypsy Coin Necklace
  • Grace's Gypsy Coin Necklace

Grace's Gypsy Coin Necklace

Grace and I went through her Grandad's coin collection to pick out our favourites to make this commemorative necklace for her. Inspired by a 'Gypsy' necklace where by coins would have been worn around the neck for safe keeping and removed to pay for things. This also plays on the very out of fashion style of 'wearing your wealth'. The bold over opulence, now considered  crass, 'lower class' and very out of fashion makes me love it even more. Because, more is more!

  • Grace's Gypsy Coin Necklace
  • Grace's Gypsy Coin Necklace
  • Grace's Gypsy Coin Necklace
  • Grace's Gypsy Coin Necklace

Grace's Gypsy Coin Necklace

Grace and I went through her Grandad's coin collection to pick out our favourites to make this commemorative necklace for her. Inspired by a 'Gypsy' necklace where by coins would have been worn around the neck for safe keeping and removed to pay for things. This also plays on the very out of fashion style of 'wearing your wealth'. The bold over opulence, now considered  crass, 'lower class' and very out of fashion makes me love it even more. Because, more is more!

  • Mother's Sapphire Earring
  • Mother's Sapphire Earring
  • Mother's Sapphire Earring

Mother's Sapphire Earring

Set between the two claws of this wedding band is her mother's earring single sapphire and diamond earring. The other one lost years before, but a perfect way to remember and include her beloved mum on her wedding day. Jewellery is all about passing down.
  • Mother's Sapphire Earring
  • Mother's Sapphire Earring
  • Mother's Sapphire Earring

Mother's Sapphire Earring

Set between the two claws of this wedding band is her mother's earring single sapphire and diamond earring. The other one lost years before, but a perfect way to remember and include her beloved mum on her wedding day. Jewellery is all about passing down.
  • Sovereign
  • Sovereign
  • Sovereign

Sovereign

Rhiannon had this 1911 solid gold sovereign coin that we mounted into a bespoke one-off ring, held tight inside these claws. A non-traditional take on the classic sovereign ring idea. The antique filigree back keeps the ages of the coin within the piece.
  • Sovereign
  • Sovereign
  • Sovereign

Sovereign

Rhiannon had this 1911 solid gold sovereign coin that we mounted into a bespoke one-off ring, held tight inside these claws. A non-traditional take on the classic sovereign ring idea. The antique filigree back keeps the ages of the coin within the piece.
  • Daniel's Claws
  • Daniel's Claws
  • Daniel's Claws
  • Daniel's Claws
  • Daniel's Claws

Daniel's Claws

Solid gold claws cross around Daniel's Grandfather's garnet signet. Made to perfectly slot underneath so the rings are worn together. The back of the shank is star set with diamonds and sapphires from another family heirloom.

  • Daniel's Claws
  • Daniel's Claws
  • Daniel's Claws
  • Daniel's Claws
  • Daniel's Claws

Daniel's Claws

Solid gold claws cross around Daniel's Grandfather's garnet signet. Made to perfectly slot underneath so the rings are worn together. The back of the shank is star set with diamonds and sapphires from another family heirloom.

  • Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection
  • Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection
  • Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection
  • Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection
  • Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection

Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection

Gina had a small handful of coins that her Grandad collected during his travels. They are set into specially made claws securely holding each momento. In the centre hangs a Chilean 'Libertad' 10 pesos from 1978. Then from right to left is a New York City transit token, 1 Hong Kong Dollar 1979 with Queen Elizabeth on the back, 10 Yen from Japan and 25 Sentimos from the Philippines 1970. The last claw is wearing a tiny diamond pinky ring just like Gina's Grandad used to. 

  • Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection
  • Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection
  • Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection
  • Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection
  • Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection

Gina's Grandad's Coin Collection

Gina had a small handful of coins that her Grandad collected during his travels. They are set into specially made claws securely holding each momento. In the centre hangs a Chilean 'Libertad' 10 pesos from 1978. Then from right to left is a New York City transit token, 1 Hong Kong Dollar 1979 with Queen Elizabeth on the back, 10 Yen from Japan and 25 Sentimos from the Philippines 1970. The last claw is wearing a tiny diamond pinky ring just like Gina's Grandad used to. 

  • Antique Opal and Garnet Twist
  • Antique Opal and Garnet Twist
  • Antique Opal and Garnet Twist
  • Antique Opal and Garnet Twist
  • Antique Opal and Garnet Twist

Antique Opal and Garnet Twist

Brad sent me a sentimental antique ring to remake to propose to Charlene. I kept the integrity of the original setting and created these twisted bespoke white and yellow gold claws to encase the basket of stones inside. The balance of delicacy and strength, old and new, she's more complicated that she looks this one.

  • Antique Opal and Garnet Twist
  • Antique Opal and Garnet Twist
  • Antique Opal and Garnet Twist
  • Antique Opal and Garnet Twist
  • Antique Opal and Garnet Twist

Antique Opal and Garnet Twist

Brad sent me a sentimental antique ring to remake to propose to Charlene. I kept the integrity of the original setting and created these twisted bespoke white and yellow gold claws to encase the basket of stones inside. The balance of delicacy and strength, old and new, she's more complicated that she looks this one.