We are still catching up after a very busy engagement and wedding season. It's been great. Here's a ring I've recently finished after a young man approached me with the wish to have a ring made from local gold. I've even incorporated a little of his own alluvial gold that he found into the rosegold [...]
From the miners gold to a finished ring on your finger... Ever wondered what goes into hand-making an engagement ring? Here's 2 videos showing a very condensed insight into the traditional craft of a goldsmith.
Ruby weddings.... Beautiful Rubies & pillar set Diamonds It was a delight to create this ring from local alluvial gold. A modern classic!
..how it came alive...
Saul & Oriwia have just won NZ Bride & Groom magazines competition! I am super happy for them and honoured to have been entrusted with the making of Ori's ring.Saul contacted me with the desire to design & make a unique ring with NZ gold, gemstones and workmanship: "My aim was to create a unique [...]
It's a great pleasure do work on REMODELS. Might it be broken jewellery, a heirloom that just hasn't been worn for decades or simply a piece of old jewellery that isn't liked anymore. We can re-use your gold, diamonds and gemstones and create a new piece of jewellery for you. Here's a few examples we've [...]
Here's a few things we've been working on and have finished since our last post. Textured Wedding Rings bespoke made for Jill & Gary BEACH wedding rings, and yes the wedding was at the beach in Fiji Engraved Floral Design Wedding Ring with Diamonds, made from local alluvial [...]
According to Swiss gem-testing laboratory SSEF Madagascar is the site of a new gem-rush, which over the past few months has produced an impressive amount of blue sapphires and fancy coloured sapphires of partly exceptional size and quality. “The deposit appears to be a new gem source of greater importance than anything we have seen [...]
We are pleased to share our most recent creation. Our customer asked us to create a fine micro-pavé set double band with an Argyle Pink Diamond. So we set out to find the highly sought after gem. The Argyle mine in NW Australia produces most of the worlds pink diamonds. They are just stunning and also [...]
From the same location, the famous Argyle mine in WA, originate Chocolate Diamonds. These come in different hues from very light golden cognac to dark sumptuous chocolate. Each stone is individually accessed and cut by one of 70 master cutters to bring out the colour and fire within the stone. Cutting and polishing takes much longer than [...]