AN INDIAN DIAMOND AND EMERALD NECKLACE

This bespoke piece was created using the client's central stone.  The stone is of Indian origin, so the design pays homage to the great Art Deco pieces created in the 1930s by some of the great jewellery houses for the maharajas.

An Indian table diamond set in white gold with emeralds and brilliant cut diamonds.

Different design concepts can be adapted to suit different stones, as can be seen here with this emerald and diamond pendant.

A COLOMBIAN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING

A magnificent emerald and diamond Colombian emerald ring.  Each of the emeralds was over two carats. The shoulder stones were specially cut for the setting by master lapidaries in Germany.

The Colombian emerald ring shown with its original working drawing.

Considering the various design proposals with the two Colombian emeralds.

A MULTI COLOURED SAPPHIRE SET

 I was asked to design this set to celebrate an important birthday of the recipient.  The brief was that above all, the jewellery must reflect the personality of the receiver.  Sapphires were her birthstone, so I decided to use the myriad of colours available to fulfil the brief.  The range of colours within one stone commemorates the client's creativity and multi faceted personality, and the seemingly random placing of the gems reflects a sense of fun and spontaneity.  The set, above all, is versatile, the bracelet and earrings in particular being able to be worn day or night.

A necklace composed of multi coloured sapphires and diamonds set in white gold.

Detail of the multi coloured sapphire bracelet.

Blue, pink and purple sapphire earrings.

The multi colour sapphire and diamond bracelet and earrings shown next to their original drawings.

A PAIR OF CHALCEDONY AND DIAMOND EARRINGS

This piece has a special place in my heart.  I designed them when I was 16; they were the first piece of jewellery I made when I launched my business and the first piece I sold.  They were inspired by the stones and materials of Faberge.  The combination of chalcedony and diamonds was one of Faberge's classics and his use of gemstones running over the surface of smooth stones was another signature.

Earrings set with chalcedony and diamonds in white gold.   The materials and techniques involved were inspired by the work of Faberge.

The very initial sketches for the chalcedony and diamond earrings.

Work by Faberge showing some of the techniques and materials that inspired my earrings.

A COMMEMORATIVE BRACELET

A bracelet specially commissioned by a family to celebrate the recipient's grandchildren.  Each of the different coloured stones in the centre of the onyx disc is the birthstone of one of her grandchildren; on the back of each gold disc is the corresponding grandchilds' name engraved.

An onyx and gold bracelet with coloured stones.

Each of the coloured stones on this onyx and gold bracelet is the birthstone of each one of her grandchildren.

AN ART DECO STYLE RING

An Art Deco style ring set using the client's own sapphire.

An Art Deco style ring in white gold set with a large central sapphire, surrounded by diamonds and set with citrine shoulders.

A bespoke sapphire, diamond and citrine ring with its working drawing.

A DIAMOND AND TANZANITE NECKLACE

An Art Deco style jewel created using the client's own stone.  The piece was set with diamonds and lilac sapphires to enhance the purple fire of the stone.  It is fully articulated to fit in with my philosophy of movement and colour.

An Art Deco style pendant set with diamonds and lilac sapphires.

The bespoke tanzanite and diamond pendant shown next to its original working drawing in gouache and Chinese ink.