SPRING EQUINOX

There’s something so inspiring about starting a new season, in particular Spring; the longer days and warmer temperatures feel like the perfect opportunity to re-evaluate and begin new things. Running a business is and always will be a work in progress but having the chance to question and shake things up a bit can be really refreshing.

I often find that it’s so easy as a creative to get caught up along the way and starting a new season (whenever that might fall in the year) naturally seems like the optimal time to renew commitments of those things most important to me. ‘Resolutions’ I guess, to help guide me through Spring and onto the rest of the year.

Perhaps the biggest of all is the evolution into fine jewellery; something which I’ve been longing to do for a while but have always managed to put off despite copious ideas and excitement (it really is quite scary doing something new, is it not?) However seeing my bespoke work designing and creating engagement & wedding rings flourish over the last year has really inspired me to work with finer materials.

I believe the most significant reason behind why we covet our jewellery so much is it’s meaning and our connection to it. There is nothing more special than using my skills as a designer and goldsmith to create future heirlooms; pieces that will stand the test of time and continued to be cherished year after year.

Keep your eyes peeled for the arrival of not only my debut fine collection but also the ‘First Edition’ from my Wedding Collection Series which I hope you all love as much as I have loved creating them for you.

BESPOKE | MINIMALIST SAPPHIRE

Thrilled to finally be able to share details of the latest bespoke engagement ring I created for a Christmas Day proposal.

Dale knew he wanted to give his girlfriend, Leila something really unique and I'm so pleased at what we were able to achieve together. With a minimalist design featuring clean lines and sharp edges it allows the centre stone, a 0.99ct Sapphire with the most beautiful and unusual flecks of blue and green to really stand out. Accentuated by tiny pave set diamonds along the shoulders and completely handcrafted in 18ct white gold by me in my Hackney Wick studio.

Our bespoke work starts with you. Please get in touch if you'd like to work with us to create something special.

CHRISTMAS POP UP | THE BASICS STORE

Really excited to announce that The Basics Store is returning to Shoreditch for 6 weeks over Christmas! We'll be popping up at 40 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3LX from December 2nd until January 13th in a beautiful new, larger location.

You'll find both my jewellery collections alongside some of my favourite buddies and brands including Marina London, Jessie Harris, Blake Ldn, Danielle Foster, V Jewellery and many more! Looking forward to welcoming you in the store and helping you find the perfect Christmas presents this year!


Opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm
Thu: 11am-8pm
Sat: 11am-6pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm

 

THE WINTER EDIT | CHRISTMAS

A little on to let you know that our Winter Edit starts on December 1st! We've teamed up with our favourite bloggers to give you the chance to win a piece of jewellery of their choice in time to wear on Christmas Day! Just keep an eye out on our instagram page to be in the chance of winning a piece!

I'm so excited to introduce you to the following lovely ladies who have equally lovely blogs. Do give them a follow and takea look at their blogs!

Brittany Bathgate | Style & Wellbeing
Victoria Archer | Feather & Frills
Alexis Foreman | Style Memos
Erica Davies | The Edited
Laurie Prescott | Bell & Smokey

BESPOKE | A TRIO OF DIAMONDS

I'm so pleased to be able to reveal the latest bespoke piece that I have had the pleasure of working on.

Harry came to me looking for the perfect ring for his girlfriend, Kate. He knew that she loved three stone style rings but wanted something really unique. Working with the idea of sweeping lines, I designed the ring so the claws holding the centre stone seem to sweep effortlessly from the band. The centre diamond is a 0.23ct E VS2 with a GIA certificate to authenticate it's quality and is set in the platinum ring with a 3mm diamond either side.

If you're looking for something bespoke, please do get in touch.

 


DETAILS | METROPOLIS ADDITIONS

Say hello to some brand new pieces. Following on from its success, we decided to expand our Metropolis Collection. Staying true to its architectural lines and precise finish, we'd like to introduce you to the Reflect and Spectra styles, as well as a few new Penumbra styles.

We hope you love the new pieces. If you'd like to view any of the jewellery in person at the Hackney Wick studio, you can book a visit here.

SHOREDITCH POP UP | THE BASICS STORE

I'm so excited to introduce you all to The Basics Store, a beautiful new concept store for everyday essentials curated by Marina Guergova of Marina London.

We've set up shop at 30A Redchurch Street in Shoreditch where we'll be selling both our collections alongside some other wonderful London based brands- Marina London, Blake LDN, Jessie Harris, Danielle Foster, Dear Frances and Avery Perfume Gallery.

Come along to get an exclusive first look at some new additions to our Metropolis Collection before they hit stores. You can find us on Redchurch Street until the 15th of July so be sure to pop along before then.

Monday to Friday – 10am-7pm
Saturday – 11am-7pm
Sunday – 11am-5pm

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