Friday, 4 October 2013

This was one of my first engagement rings made for a private client using diamonds. The center stone is a 0.46 carat Diamond, with 0.10 carats of 1mm round diamonds pavĂ© set down the shank. 

Original CAD rendering:

Then the final ring in 18 carat white gold:

Next job is to use the original CAD file to create a wedding band that sits snugly next to the engagement ring.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

 So for the past year and a half I have been working as Goldsmith/CAD designer/Workshop manager for a small jewellery brand based in London's jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden. (

Because I am working either at the bench or in front of the computer designing on CAD, I haven't been doing much of my own work. I have however been doing a few commissions, one of which is pictured below. This was an engagement ring for a friend of mine who wanted something simple and classical, using some amazing rose cut stones which came out of an old family engagement ring.

Here is a quick CAD rendering to show the client what they can expect. I usually run through a number of different ideas in sketch for before going into the CAD program and building the model, which is then 3D printed and cast in the desired metal. Once cast I assemble the final ring and send it off to an amazing setter round the corner from the workshop.

The beauty of CAD is that I can quickly show what the ring would look like in different metals, enabling the client to choose which they would like best. In this case 18 carat white gold.

The final ring ( apologies for the bad picture, I gave this to my friend so he could propose the same day that it came back from the polishers!)

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Buddhist Pendant

I was asked by a friend to make a medallion pendant for her boyfriend who is a follower of Nichiren Buddhism (and in the band The Rifles.. The brief was that it should somehow contain the chant 'Nam Myoho Renge Kyo'
I decided to base the design on an ancient Japanese coin and have the chant circling round the medallion and then repeating, as one would when chanting.
After some issues with casting I was pleased with the result and more importantly so were they!

Friday, 20 January 2012

It has been a long time..

...since I updated this blog. I have been pretty busy in the last two years. I moved to Germany to learn German and study under a master goldsmith in Hamburg. ( I can't believe how much I learnt in that time. I moved back to London just before Christmas and am now interning in the workshop of the internationally celerbrated and multi award winning jewellery designer Shaun Leane ( ) where I am continuing to hone my skills in the workshop and in the design room using CAD.

Here is a small sample of the things I made whilst in Germany:

I am also starting work on my first coherent collection and a new website so please check back soon for updates!

Friday, 4 December 2009

Update on Gaga

After Lady Gaga got her hands on the 'Orbit' headpiece I made for Nasir Mazhar (see below) she asked him to create a body piece in the same vain. Unfortunately I didn't get to make this one as Nasir only got the call the week before I was leaving for Berlin but I helped to design and project manage the making from afar.

Polygon ring

Carrying on from previous work and my recent love of triangles I have been looking at 3D renders in their wireframe stage. I find it fascinating how such complex forms can be constructed out of millions of polygons.
This ring was constructed slightly differently to the other version as it is made solely out of silver and 18crt yellow gold square wire.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Crystalline forms

A necklace and a ring inspired by crystalline forms. I very much like the idea of encapsulated something in the piece which can freely move but not escape. Silver with hollow gold bead.