Seen something you like? Or got an idea in mind? I love it when I can bring someone’s design to life. You don’t need to have it all mapped out, we just need to have a conversation, discuss any particulars, and go from there. Wait time is currently between 6 - 8 weeks, so be sure to plan ahead!
Seen something you like? Or got an idea in mind? I love it when I can bring someone’s design to life.
If you’re unsure of the style you’re after, why not take a look at some recent commissions I’ve created, or browse the Cornovii shop for inspiration? You don’t have to be a designer yourself to create the perfect piece, just give me some insight into your lifestyle, clothing style and interests and I’ll do the rest.
An idea, an inspired-by piece or simply a milestone to celebrate, making one of a kind jewellery is both special and extremely rewarding. Not only for me, but for the gift giver!
Finding the perfect gift can be worrisome; what if they don’t like it, what if they already have one, what if it’s a waste of money? By gifting your loved one a bespoke piece of jewellery, a totally individual jewellery commission, you’ll cover all bases and be able to give them something truly special.
The thought behind a bespoke piece of jewellery is ever heartwarming, not only upon opening it, but each and every time you catch a glimpse. Something they’ll love, appreciate, and will be entirely theirs and their’s only.
Dependent upon your chosen materials, a hand-crafted, bespoke piece of jewellery can be anywhere upwards of £80 to several thousand pounds.
Here are some of my most recent commissioned pieces:
Charlotte's 21st Gift
Charlotte's parents contacted me about 8 weeks before her birthday and explained that they had some unused gold jewellery, some of which had been gifted to them for their 21st birthdays. They wanted to amalgamate this gold into a ring with her birthstone (aquamarine)
I sourced several aquamarines from an ethical supplier of varying sizes and quality within their budget. After discussing the style of ring and choosing their stone, I drew up several designs.
Once the design was agreed, I set to work on smelting the old gold and hammering and rolling into wire and sheet which made up the ring band and setting.
Once the setting had been made and attached to the ring band, I filed and shaped the setting and band further.
After filing, the whole ring is sanded and prepared for setting the stone.
At this stage, the ring went off to the London Assay Office to be tested and hallmarked. The process of assay takes about 10 - 14 days. The hallmark is a guarantee of fineness of the metal and a sign of quality.
After a clean and first polish with cutting compound, I set the aquamarine by hand using metal setting tools. This is always the point that I feel most under pressure. It's key to be gentle with the stone whilst putting a lot of pressure on the surrounding metal.
Then there is a final, careful clean up of the setting around the stone before polishing the whole ring and packaging up ready for delivery.
An heirloom piece is born.