Sunday, 19 November 2017

A Few Earrings to Add to the Collection

A few pairs of earrings that I designed and made this year that really stood out for me. I was spoilt for choice with the different cuts and types of gems that were coming in from India.

A pair of sterling silver "Art Deco" inspired drop earrings with trillion cut peridot and facet smokey quartz. Commissioned by Marius Nel Jewellers.

A pair of sterling silver drop earrings with convex cut, soft square amethysts and facet, pear shaped hematites.
A pair of sterling silver drop earrings with tourmilated quartz cabs, surrounded by hexagonal, hematite beads.
A pair of sterling silver, large, domed flower drops with bullet cut iolites.
A pair of sterling silver, folded heart drop earrings with briolette carnelian.

Rough and Tumble Exhibition May 2017

I have been a bit lax about posting new work on my blog and I apologise for this. All I can say is that things have been a bit of a whirlwind this year and I have loved every minute of the ride. However, now it is time to show some of the pieces that I have produced these last few months, starting with the exhibition I was involved in at the beginning of the year.
The brief was to design pieces that depict the Rough and Tumble aspect of everyday life and how gone are the days of order and routine. I found these amazing tumbled smokey quartz cabs that I paired with aqua calcy drops. These earrings made it onto the invitation.

A pair of 9ct yellow gold and sterling silver drop earrings with irregular cut smokey quartz cabs and aqua calcy.

A sterling silver necklace with irregular cut smokey quartz cab and a rutilated quartz drop, strung on facet quartz beads.

A sterling silver lapel pin with a rutilated quartz cab surrounded by an inlay of black corian.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

A pair of sterling silver, double teardrop earrings. 

A pair of sterling silver and 18ct yellow gold plate, double teardrop earrings.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Sterling silver, asymmetrical ring and chain necklace.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A Bit of Sparkle for the Big Day

I made this pretty little commissioned piece to match my client's morganite engagement ring. A bit of sparkle to wear on her big day.

A sterling silver, claw set morganite pendant with a halo of cubic zirconias and swirl detailed V-loop. 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Engagement rings

2017 started with love in the air for a wonderful couple. The proposal took place at the Grand Canyon in America and she was thrilled by the engagement ring that we had secretly made for her.

18ct white gold claw set centre diamond with leaf detail on the band and small diamonds set within the leaves.

Young love is not the only love being celebrated in the month of February. I also revamped a '70's style 18ct yellow gold engagement ring. The customer was thrilled with the fresh and modern look of her new engagement ring using the stones from her original ring.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Wanted- Jewellery and Watch Magazine

I was honored to be one of the twelve Contemporary South African Designers who were asked to make a signature piece for the end of year edition of the Wanted Magazine.
The theme was tourmaline and the description "Gob smacking"  was used. Free reign was given and this is what we produced.

9ct yellow gold and sterling silver rotating, hand-pierced petal ring with trillion cut pink tourmaline.