Unique jewellery for unique people
When a piece of jewellery has been created especially for you, it has a significance beyond its material value.
Erica’s speciality in bringing joy into people’s lives lies not only with her own collections and unique pieces, but in working to commission. She can craft new jewellery specifically for individuals at their request, or make old, unwanted or unloved jewellery into new, modern pieces that suit their owner’s tastes and lifestyle.
Erica starts with the occasion and the ideas you have, whether this is an anniversary, a special birthday, engagement, wedding or simply the treat of something beautiful with sentiment. During an initial consultation (which can be conducted via the phone or internet), Erica listens carefully to understand you, the underlying story and the requirements of the new piece. She can work with any existing metals and gems you may want incorporated, or source a selection of the finest precious materials to provide the style and colour preferred. After discussing budget, lead times and other practical considerations, the design stage begins. Erica hand-paints a variety of suitable designs, to scale, each with an accurate quote.
I wanted a really special eternity ring to give to my wife on our 10th anniversary, and Erica certainly delivered the goods. I decided against a surprise, as Suzanne has very specific tastes, so we both came along to meet Erica. She was very good at guiding us through various options in terms of style, appearance and price, and came up with a simple but beautiful design which fitted perfectly with the existing engagement and wedding rings, and which Suzanne and I both love!
Once a design is decided, gemstones and metals can be sourced and chosen. As a qualified Gemologist and diamond grader, Erica can help explain the complexities of an individual gemstone’s qualities such as cut, colour, and clarity. She will have information on the source of the stone and where it was cut. This enables you to see and understand what you are buying and thereby make informed choices.
When every detail of the design is fully agreed and the commission is confirmed, Erica requests a part payment and begins to develop the piece. The beautiful finished product is the result of the specialist and skilful hands of its creator.
Commissions as a mark of celebration, memory or just because…
Erica can create unique commissions for Engagements, Anniversaries, Weddings, Birthdays, Gifts for friends or family, or just because…
Each commission can be presented together with the unique story of its design and development – The original hand-drawn designs, photographs of the hand-crafting process and bespoke, fitted cases, decorated with the inspiration behind the piece. For this unique and highly collectable, finishing touch, please request a quote.