Amethyst and Quartz. Excerpt From ‘Hidden Gems’ feature

For those that have a birthday in this month, you are lucky to have the beautiful purple Amethyst as your birthstone. Amethyst is a clear, purple coloured crystalline version of quartz. It has been revered for thousands of years. Coloured by traces of iron, heating (either naturally during its time in the earth, or more... Read more »
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Wedding Rings. Excerpt from ‘Hidden Gems’ Feature

Making rings for engagements and weddings form a major part of the working life of a jeweller. It is a privilege to be involved in the process of marking such a big event in a couple’s lives and every piece I make for a wedding or betrothal is as individual as the couple themselves. In... Read more »
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Saxon Knot Collection

Erica has spent years recreating various versions of the Saxon Wedmore Ring, during this time she has had many requests for matching items
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Swans. Excerpt from ‘Hidden Gems’ Feature

Swans have held a fascination for me for as long as I can remember; the Bishop of Bath and Wells’ bell-ringing birds often left me enchanted on many a sleepless night, mentally drafting what was to become my first collection. Appearing to glide effortlessly and elegantly with pleasing form, whilst hiding the reality of their... Read more »
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Gemstones

  Throughout cultures worldwide, mankind has held rare, attractive minerals, rocks and organic materials in reverence for thousands of years, and these objects, often polished and set into jewellery, are known as gemstones. Amber has been fashioned into beads since prehistoric  times. One of the most enjoyable parts of my working day as a fine... Read more »
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Kerensa, Cornish Tin. Excerpt from ‘Hidden Gems’

Hands up! Who isn’t moved by the stirring pace, flowing dark locks and rippling muscles that greet our screens during Poldark?…. Those horses really are in peak condition… and many rate Ross Poldark too! The filming for the BBC Series is done in a place that is dear to my heart and has had a... Read more »
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Stella Collection

Inspiration is all around us and I’m forever annoying my walking companions by constantly stopping to take photos –  spring time is no exception! It is a trait I have inherited from my mother, Stella, a keen botanist and my earliest source of inspiration. The Stella Collection, named after her, was inspired by Alpine flowers and... Read more »
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Re-cycling. Excerpt from ‘Hidden Gems’

We all have one of those drawers…the one containing odd bits of jewellery that  have been inherited and earrings rendered superfluous by losing the other half on a camping trip. Despite being a jeweller all of my life, and making sure my earring backs are only capable of being undone with the force of an elephant and a... Read more »
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