Jewels for men
Silver, lapis lazuli, gold and garnets. Commissioned for the Russian artist Eduard Bersudsky, who refused to wear conventional jewellery. His love of the female body is acknowledged, as is his love of eccentric things. A visit to his website at www.sharmanka.co.uk where you can see his extraordinary kinetic sculptures will explain these crazy cufflinks. Or go to the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh and marvel at the Millennium Clock.
Silver set with garnets. May be worn with either side more visible.
18 carat gold inlaid with recycled ivory. 1990s
For male or female clothing. These cufflinks offer two different designs depending on which way up they are inserted.
Double-ended; silver inlaid with ebony.
Kilt pin commissioned as a wedding present by a bride for her bridegroom.
Silver, inlaid ebony and square cut smoky quartz.
Made to replace the previous one after it was stolen. The stone is a particularly fine smoky quartz, set into silver inlaid with ebony.
Kilt pin commissioned as a wedding present by a bride for her bridegroom. Silver, inlaid ebony and square cut smoky quartz.
Silver, inlaid with patinated mokume gane and set with a square-cut ruby.
The kilt pin was made for a ruby wedding.
The couple have a lifelong love of sailing and the swirling pattern of mokume reflects a golden sky reflected in swirling water.
The agate was cut from a stone which the client found in her garden and the pin was designed around it as a Christening present for her grandson.
Made for a 60th birthday, this was a difficult piece to photograph but it demonstrates the fascination of the meteorite, whose shifting light changes constantly. The client is fascinated by outer space so the meteorite was an obvious choice. The stone was to be the ice cold colour of outer space and the five rays of 18 carat green gold represent the five strands of her family. 2015
Watch the video about creating this brooch it’s called Out of this World.
Made from silver with 18 carat green and red gold details. The panels of mokume gane are made from 18 carat gold, silver and copper, patinated to enhance the colours. The stone is a beautiful oval smoky quartz. He also wears it as a lapel pin.