A STAR SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKACE

This piece was ordered as a 21st birthday present.  The client wanted a more unusual precious stone so we settled for this silver grey star sapphire.  The tones of the stone are enhanced by the use of grey and white diamonds.  The geometric nature of the design is inspired by Art Deco.

Star sapphire necklace commissioned as a 21st birthday present.  The centre stone is surrounded by grey and white diamonds.

Detail of the star sapphire necklace with its working drawing.

Working drawing for the star sapphire necklace in ink and gouache.

A Ceylon Sapphire Ring

The central stone of this ring is an important, untreated Ceylon sapphire.  It was a family heirloom given a new lease of life by being re-polished and re-set.  It was first worn at a State Banquet at Windsor Castle.

A Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring.  The centre stone belonged to the client and was given to me to reset.  Note how the sapphire has been set in yellow gold to give a touch of warmth to the piece.

Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring.  Top view.

One of the proposals for the Ceylon sapphire ring.

A second proposal for the Ceylon sapphire ring.

A Diamond and Emerald Pendant

An important Indian table cut diamond was set with diamonds and emeralds in white gold.  The free moving drops and black, white and green colour scheme is inspired by the great jewels made for the Indian maharajas in the 1930s.

An important yellow table cut Indian diamond set with diamonds and emeralds.

The Indian diamond and emerald pendant.  It shows how one design concept can be transmuted to other jewels in my work.

Garnet Galaxy Ring

A rhodolite garnet, ruby, diamond and pink sapphire ring set in rose gold.  This was made as a bespoke 21st birthday present.

Galaxy ring with a rhodolite garnet as the centre stone, set in rose gold.  It was inspired by the swirling pattern of galaxies in the night sky.  Note how the stones surrounding the central gem have been colour graded.

The garnet Galaxy ring pictured with the first rough working sketch.

Multi-Colour Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

A pair of multi colour sapphire and diamond drop earrings commissioned to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

Diamond and sapphire earrings: first concept.

Diamond and sapphire earrings: first concept.

Diamond and sapphire earrings: second concept.

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.

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.

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.