2014 off to a flying start

January 29, 2014

I can't believe it's February in just a few days. January has flown by. My first show of the year is next week, Desire in London. Replenishing stock and making new pieces has taken up the majority of my time, and I've really enjoyed it. The new year can be a tricky time, post Christmas madness and planning for the coming year. This year, I haven't had chance to ponder the "what if's" or "let's try", it's been head down and get on with it!

I have numerous commissions that came in before Christmas, but weren't needed for the big day, so those are on the bench at the same time. In fact tomorrow I am melting and casting two sets of rings for clients.

I have had the pleasure of welcoming several couples to the studio already this year, who have travelled to make their wedding rings with me. All stayed locally for several days to soak up the delights of the Herefordshire countryside.

As I'm sure we are all aware Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and it seems the ideal time to 'pop the question'. In the first week of January I had two emails arrive in my inbox about making the rings. It's always a privilege to be a small part of a very important moment, and help to make it special. For me, Valentine's Day is not about jewellery. It is a day Adie and I spend together, so no gifts or jewellery, just time together and a picnic with the dog.

So with Christmas and New Year seemingly a distant memory, the new year rolls into February. I am looking forward to a busy and exciting few weeks, and then I will once again be saying 'how on earth did we get to Easter! "


A few pics I took over New Year in Dartmouth, Devon, where we relaxed and recharged!

Ring sizing

Standard designs

Sue makes rings to the size you select when ordering. If the ring does not fit, then she will re-size the ring free of charge (once only) providing:

  1. You (the customer) pay £9 to cover Royal Mail Special Delivery costs for returning the ring to you (can be paid online or via bank transfer).
  2. You (the customer) ensure it is returned within 14 days of delivery.

Please contact Sue before returning a ring for a re-size; it is so useful to have a discussion to help gauge how much adjustment is needed.

Please note: rings must be returned via Royal Mail Special Delivery and opting for the appropriate insurance option to cover the cost of the item. Sue Lane is not responsible for the delivery costs of returning a ring for re-sizing or for lost or damaged rings whilst in transit. For more details, please read our Returns Policy.

After 14 days: Sue will happily resize but at a cost based on the time needed to fulfil the work plus postage. Sue can quote for any work before you return the ring.

Commissioned designs

Any item made just for you, that is not one of Sue's standard designs: You (the customer) need to ensure the size is correct before Sue commences any work. If your order doesn't fit, Sue may be able to resize for you depending on the design and stones used. There may well be a charge involved due to the complexity of the design and for working with stones that where not supplied by Sue which may be difficult to work with. Contact Sue to discuss if it is possible and she can let you know the cost involved, including postage.

Not sure of your ring size?

If you are not sure of your ring size, please contact Sue. She can arrange your order and then post out a free ring sizer to you. You then simply call or email with the measurement.