It's nearly time for Goldsmiths' Fair 2019

September 26, 2019

Sue Lane at Goldsmiths' Fair contemporary jewellery maker and designer.

Autumn has arrived; the shadows are getting longer, the leaves are turning and there's a chill in the air as I head to the studio.

Herefordshire jewellery maker and designer Sue Lane's studioThat means one thing, Goldsmiths' Fair is just a round the corner. I am delighted to be showing here once again at the most prestigious contemporary jewellery and silverware exhibition in the UK. This will be my 14th fair, but the nerves and desire to show something new doesn't fade. 

Here is a taster of some of the new contemporary jewellery pieces I will be showing:

Bespoke rose gold and imperial topaz and diamond ring by Sue LaneI love the colours of this ring - I used 18ct rose gold to bring out the beautiful warmth of this stunning imperial topaz, which is from Brazil. It is a unique stone and perfect for this one-off bespoke ring.  

Bespoke ruby and diamond ringset, handmade by Sue Lane for Goldsmiths Fair

This ruby and 18ct yellow gold design is really lovely and so versatile. I designed this collection, just like the imperial topaz ring above, so you can slot in different rings to the centre section. For example, above shows yellow gold and diamond ring and below is an 18ct white gold ring. 

 Modern unique stacking gold and ruby ring handmade by Sue Lane UKThe seasons really do have such an impact on my work, and I can't help but choose warm yellows, oranges and green stones at the moment. 

Silver and rose gold ring with diamond, made by Sue LaneThis silver, rose gold and diamond ring recently left the studio for a clients daughters 21st birthday. I thought it was just the perfect combination. 

Well, I'm heading back to the bench to finish some last minute jewellery designs for the fair, while my studio buddy keeps a very close eye on proceedings. 

My studio buddy, retriever/labrador Tash.


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.