Often clients come to us with jewellery that has been handed down to them from parents or grandparents. These treasures have special meanings and memories attached to them, but may feel old-fashioned or simply not to the client’s taste. Karen enjoys the challenge of reinventing these pieces.
By updating settings and redesigning the style of the jewellery, older pieces can be given a new lease of life for the next generation, and special memories can live on.
“The original ring was saved up for by Chris’s Dad Gordon to celebrate 25 yrs of marriage with Mum Jean 1951-1976 Dad sadly passed away in 1997 just days before we found out we were expecting our 1st son Ollie. Jean gave us her treasured ring in our 25th year but as it didn’t fit it ended up being hidden away Mum moved to live with us before we lost her in 2016 aged 86. In missing her so much it triggered us both to want to do something special with her ring so I could wear it daily. Chris & I love it - wedding, engagement & eternity all in one & it tells a story of the flow of the river of life.” Thanks Karen - a fabulous job” - S. Dewe -London
Kate’s was handed down a ring from her great grandmother. She has clear memories of her own grandmother wearing it when she was a child, and she was greatly attached to the memories/sentimentality. We use the garnets and made a pair of earrings for her and surrounded another garnet with diamonds which she gave to her daughter for her 18th birthday. One ring… five generations of women wearing them.
Karen offers a full heirloom and bespoke service. If you don’t have your own jewels she will work with you to source whatever you require.