BROOCHES & EARRINGS
18 carat white and yellow gold inlaid with hand made mokume gane (layers of different coloured precious metals formed to make a swirling pattern). The client wanted this as a golden wedding present for his wife who is an expert salmon fisher so did not want anything too abstract. 2003
18 carat gold and ivory brooch set with a with 3 carat ruby. The brooch was commissioned for a ruby wedding anniversary, and the star shape was specially requested. The ivory came from an old teething ring blank.
Set with a large amethyst which was brought by the client and around which the piece was designed.
Matching earrings with smaller amethysts were also made to go with this piece. 1990s
Set with five cabochon lapis lazuli. Commissioned to commemorate an achievement. The brief was to make it large, and to use blue stones. The design indicates a ladder and also Chinese characters, as the recipient was greatly involved with Chinese culture. 2013
18 carat gold inlaid with ebony. I made a whole series of these in the 1990s.
Silver, with copper and mokume gane. These were made for someone with striking copper coloured hair and a lifelong love of sailing. The earrings represent a sail reflected in limpid water. 2013
Made from red and white gold, these are set with three sapphires which were mined in Australia by the client’s daughter. The sapphires are all different sizes and colours: peachy pink, lime green and green-blue. The red and white gold being reverden on each earring make the uneven number of stones work.