January 2021 Update

January 13, 2021

Sue Lane contemporary jewellery commissioning and remodelling.

Goodness me - it's 2021 already and I have just spotted that my last blog post was back in May last year! Hoping you're all well and taking care of yourself. As I type, here in the UK we are in lockdown three, and hoping there is light at the end of the tunnel. I am so fortunate to be able to continue working while not leaving the grounds of my home. I have reduced the amount of trips to my local post office to just one or two a week and nearly all of my supplies can be posted out to me, so I really am in a lucky position. 

Sue Lane jewellery blog post 2021

I have really enjoyed chatting with clients through FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom. It's so immediate and I can show clients my work and help explain the pieces and designs, whilst also showing them stones and diamonds to help them choose their favourite. It's not quite the same as face to face, but I am really surprised how well it comes a close second. 

Contemporary silver and gold modern handmade rings

I do have shows lined up for 2021, some of which were postponed from last year, so if they are able to run it will be truly wonderful. All the details are posted on my shows and fairs page

I've really enjoyed trying out new ways of showing you all my jewellery and films are a great way to do that - have a look my videos page. Fortunately I have been kept really busy with orders and commissions so time hasn't allow me to upload more recently, but it's certainly on my to do list so expect to see some new ones soon.

So I'm heading into 2021 with some lovely commissions in progress, my office dog snoring alongside and a long list of "to dos". I shall leave you with a few images of pieces I made last year, all of which I loved, and so too the clients!

Jewellery blogger Sue Lane

Above: Bespoke rose gold, sapphire and diamond ring set made for a client. A gift for her daughter to celebrate her 21st birthday. 

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Above: This was a commission made for a lovely client, using her own diamonds to create a bespoke unique engagement ring. She recently got in touch and said...

This may sound a little silly but, I was sat staring at my beautiful rings this afternoon and thinking about how much pleasure they have given me, especially at this time when everything seems so fragile! I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your skill and care in making these for me. I feel very privileged to have them - they make me smile every day which is much needed right now!!!

Oh my goodness, that email made me so happy! 

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Above: This ring is an up-cycling commission made for my client using her beloved mums rings who had sadly passed away.

They are so pretty, you did such a great job. It felt quite emotional when I put them on. It felt like a lovely present that had been delivered from my mum. Thank you so much for transforming the rings into a style I can enjoy wearing for years to come. 

Thank you Ali. I never take for granted the trust clients place in me and my work, allowing me to create very special and sentimental pieces for them, that goes far and beyond just metal and stones.  

So on that note,

Stay safe everyone,

Chat soon, Sue x.

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.