Rich colours of summer - inspiration for making contemporary jewellery

July 30, 2018

View from Sue Lane's jewellery making studio in Herefordshire

I love the warm rich colours of summer. The heat and warmth has certainly 'baked' our landscape here in Herefordshire - it's been such joy to enjoy a 'proper' summer this time around. However, we had some rain this weekend but today the sun is shining again! 

Top image: raindrops on the jewellery studio windows.

Pink thistle with field of corn behind the jewellery making studioA lovely splash of pink thistle against the golden yellows of a field of corn.

Golden yellow seed heads in the field behind the jewellery making studioGolden yellow seed heads, dry and parched in one of the hedgerows I pass everyday while walking the dog.

Field of corn in front of my jewellery making studioField of corn in front of my jewellery making studio.

Sue Lane at the bench

It has been incredibly hot in the jewellery making studio. On Thursday I gave in; the conditions beat me. I turned off all the equipment and lights in the studio that give out so much heat. Put my floaty silk dress on and planned pieces for Goldsmiths' Fair 2018. Such a good move.

A section of gold rings

A selection of contemporary gold rings that work together well as a collective. 


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.