Inspiration for making a contemporary jewellery commission

July 16, 2018

Inspiration for making a contemporary jewellery commission

I sit writing this as a cool breeze flows through the jewellery studio, grey clouds are forming and I have a long sleeve top on for the first time in weeks. Often this is the norm for a UK summers day, but today it seems unusual!

I took time out to study an old piece of wood yesterday while out walking the dog, perhaps not the most exciting thing for most people, but the colours and textures were just so inspiring.

Oranges, browns and grey colours on an old decayed piece of wood

rustic colours on an old decayed piece of wood

The colours and textures reminded me of the charcoal blocks I use in the jewellery workshop to melt clients gold, which I then up-cycle into one of my jewellery designs

Charcoal block used for melting old gold for upcycing into new jewellery

The image below is is how the gold from above ended up. Wire than I am using to create a diamond ring set.

upcylced sentimental gold ready for making into a ring with diamonds

Here's just one of the jewellery commissions that I finished this week that has arrived with it's owner. An emerald and diamond ring set. The stones are from my clients mothers rings, which are hugely sentimental to her. I added in some new white gold and the yellow gold band was created using the old gold ring. She was delighted! 

Emerald and diamond modern ringset

Just received the rings Sue !

They take my breath away !

You are amazing & I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Once again with love from a very overwhelmed lady.


Ring sizing

Sue makes rings to the size your 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 by cheque or back transfer).
  2. You (the customer) ensure it's 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.

Sue will happily resize, refinish or repolish the ring at any time after the 14 days have expired, but at a cost based on the time needed to fulfil the work which Sue can quote before you return the ring.

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.