A Diamond Engagement Ring

I am used to being entrusted with the most important commission of a person's life: the engagement ring.  The same care and attention is lavished on each project.  The client sourced the stone himself and charged me with setting it.

It sometimes takes several sketches in gouache and Chinese ink to come up with an engagement ring design everyone is happy with.

The working drawing for a bespoke engagement ring in diamonds and set in white gold.

Tanzanite and Diamond Pendant

An important pear shaped tanzanite belonging to a client which was handed to me to set.  The preferred style was Art Deco and the use of lilac sapphires enhanced the purple fire of the stone.

The tanzanite, diamond and lilac sapphire pendant next to its original working drawing.  I hand over the original drawing of the piece to the client along with the bespoke piece they have commissioned.

A Colombian Emerald Ring
An important Columbian emerald and diamond ring, each of the beautifully matched stones being over 2 carats each.  The curved stones on the stand were specially cut to fit the mount by craftsmen in Germany.

An important Columbian emerald and diamond ring, each of the beautifully matched stones being over 2 carats each.  The curved stones on the stand were specially cut to fit the mount by craftsmen in Germany.

The Columbian emerald ring pictured with its working drawing.

The Columbian emerald ring pictured with its working drawing.

Sketch in gouache and Chinese ink for the Columbian emerald ring.

Sketch in gouache and Chinese ink for the Columbian emerald ring.

A Multi Colour Sapphire Jewelled Cuff
The stones for this cuff came from a very roughed up piece of jewellery handed to me by a client.  On closer inspection, the stones revealed themselves to be an important collection of coloured sapphires and zircons which were duly set into this impressive cuff.

The stones for this cuff came from a very roughed up piece of jewellery handed to me by a client.  On closer inspection, the stones revealed themselves to be an important collection of coloured sapphires and zircons which were duly set into this impressive cuff.

The working drawing for a multicolour sapphire and zircon cuff.  The client and I sat together and worked out exactly where each stone was to be set.

The working drawing for a multicolour sapphire and zircon cuff.  The client and I sat together and worked out exactly where each stone was to be set.

An Emerald and Diamond Necklace

An important bespoke Colombian emerald and diamond necklace commissioned as a birthday present.  It was inspired by the great jewels executed for the Indian Maharajas in the 1930s.

Working drawing for the Colombian emerald and diamond necklace

Preparatory stage: choosing the stone.

A detail of a bespoke piece shown next to its working drawing.

Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring

A sapphire and diamond engagement ring made specially to order.

The working drawing for a bespoke engagement ring showing how the wedding band will fit around the ring.

An alternative proposal for the sapphire engagement ring project.

Rock Star Rings in White Gold, Rose Gold and Diamonds

Rock Star ring in rose gold and diamonds.

Rock Star ring in white gold and diamonds.

The two bespoke rings shown next to a working colour sketch in gouache and Chinese ink.

The two bespoke rings shown next to a working colour sketch in gouache and Chinese ink.