A special birthday present for an American. She saw the picture of the pendant next to this and loved the design but wanted an oval, and silver rather than gold.
This is the pendant featured in the video above. The client brought me her late husband's wedding ring which she wanted making into a pendant, using also her birthstone. The inlaid ebony panel has a satin finish and the surrounding circle is polished. 2017
Red gold set with a piece of Siberian meteorite inlaid with green gold fragments and a diamond.
The meteorite shows a pronounced Widmanstätten pattern which is revealed by etching and the light effect constantly changes as the piece is moved around. One of the most extraordinary and challenging materials I have worked with. 2014
Set with gold and silver mokume gane and a diamond. Made for a 60th birthday present, the diamond was sent on the birthday and the recipient decided what she wanted it made into. 2009
Made for a 60th birthday present, the design is inspired by one I made in the 1980s (see next piece).
This one is made of white gold, inlaid with ebony and etched meteorite panels. A lovely bluey-grey sapphire is inlaid into one of the ebony panels, echoing the colour of the meteorite. I took a series of photographs throughout the making of the piece because the client was interested to see the techniques involved in making her necklace. 2015
Made in the 1980s, this is one of the only pieces I have kept to wear myself. The ebony is inlaid with silver and titanium, which is coloured blue to reflect the blue tints in the moonstones. 1980s
Made to match an engagement ring, this piece now lives in the United States. 2010
Made from the diamonds, gold and platinum from a family ring, the pendants were made for the client's granddaughters. To keep a connection between them, I decided to make them all the same, but adding the birthstone for each of the granddaughters: a deep ruby, a square aquamarine, a square yellow sapphire, and a cabochon emerald. 2015
Made as bridesmaid presents.
Each one was set with a different shape of peridot – one of the wedding colours.
This piece was made in the 1980's, from gold and ivory, inlaid with gold and two cabochon aquamarines. The ivory came from a broken antique piece found in a bric-a-brac shop, and even if it was made from old ivory, I couldn’t make or sell an ivory piece nowadays.
Another early 1980s piece. The ivory came from an old hairbrush which gave it a pleasing curve. It is made of silver, with the ivory part inlaid with silver, titanium and moonstones. The necklace was exhibited at Goldsmiths’ Hall and the American purchaser asked me to lengthen the chain for her.
Set with diamonds from an old ring, and a large baroque pearl which the client brought back from Australia and around which the piece was designed. The client was adamant that the pearl should not be pierced so a little cage was made to contain it. 1990s