Every client’s requirements are unique and my job is to make your dream come true….with some expert advice to avoid some of the pitfalls. I believe designing the perfect piece is often a blend of connecting with the emotional reasons for a commission whilst taking into account the physical features of the wearer and practical elements of how the piece will be worn.
After considering your budget, I will choose a selection of stones for you to peruse. The gem may be rare one of a kind, or you may have several stones to select from. We then spend as long as you need considering different designs in order to make the dream a reality.
Incredible quality white and coloured diamonds and rare and untreated coloured gemstones have also been sourced from abroad for specialist collectors. Gemmological Lab certificates supplied if required. I can also make high end gem bead necklaces to order, stringing and jewellery repair is also available.
Very often I find myself listening to a friend or colleague talking about inheriting a piece of jewellery that they would never wear. For me, this is the perfect chance to show how something fabulous can be created in a wearable style unique to the client.
Remodelling jewellery is typically very affordable as you are starting with the basis for the piece. I have included on this page a few client testimonials with completely different starting points, all of whom are the delighted recipients of new pieces using old stones. I can also help with repairing well-loved jewellery.
READ PHILIPPA’S TESTIMONIAL HERE
“When an elderly aunt died a couple of years ago, leaving me a turquoise and gold brooch in her will, I have to admit that I was quite excited to see what it looked like. Sadly, the brooch was quite ugly; a dome of tiny turquoise beads surrounded by two elaborate snakes with gold tassels hanging from either side. Knowing that I was never going to wear it, I took it to Sarah to see what she thought. Straight away, Sarah could see that without its gold surround, the dome of turquoise beads could look well as a pendant on a fine gold chain. The end result is a unique and very pretty necklace. I wear it often and whenever I do, it attracts compliments. I’m so happy to be able to wear something that belonged to my aunt and I don’t think she would have minded at all that the brooch has been adapted to suit the tastes of a different generation.”