Jewellery made on commission.
I often get asked: can you make something “new” with my existing treasured family pieces? My answer is always; yes, I can help you with that. On this page, I hope to give you a good idea of the various possibilities that I can offer as a goldsmith/designer.
You can also contact me to have a piece of jewellery designed and made especially for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Perhaps you fall in love with a beautiful gemstone or unique pearl that I have in my collection and would like to have it incorporated into a special piece of jewellery that is custom-made for you.
There are many possibilities, and I hope to be able to give you a good idea of the possibilities, the process and what is involved through this page. Everything starts with a friendly and informal conversation with a cup of coffee or tea in my studio in Beltrum.
I have the most beautiful profession in the world and would like to share it with you. I hope to welcome you soon.
From bracelet to 3 unique rings.
This was a particularly lovely commission, where their grandmother’s existing yellow gold bracelet was used to make three different rings. These rings were made for three nieces connected in the jewellery by a pearl and a hand-carved engraving.
A treasured memory with an eye to the future.
This customer indicated that he did not wear jewellery and did not want to melt the rings down. He wanted to cherish the memory of his parents but also make an investment in his daughter’s future. I placed the wedding rings on pieces of gold tubing, which in turn are soldered to a solid plate of gold. The rings were placed under a beautiful decorative bell jar and now have a place in his home. Next to the photos of both his parents and his father’s treasured pocket watch. Later, when the time comes, he wants to pass the bell jar to his daughter so she can decide what to do with the rings and the added gold.
After her mother’s death, she wanted to have her mother’s jewellery made into a wearable keepsake. The ring had to be wearable but colourful. She told me an exceptionally courageous and emotional story when she came to collect the ring. About perseverance, hope, lots of love, and finally having to say goodbye. She ultimately chose a beautiful combination of a green diamond, tourmaline (pale pink and blue/green) and a beautiful freshwater pearl. In addition, she wanted it to be a true “Kobak” ring and asked me if I would apply granules. On the inside of the ring, a personal text is engraved and hand-graved by the engraver.
Rings containing ashes.
These two sisters each had jewellery lying around that they no longer wore, and there were also both of their parents’ wedding rings that they wanted to reuse. Another thing they both wanted was to incorporate their father’s ashes into the rings. It started with picking a matching gemstone, and we designed both rings around those gemstones. Two sisters, each with their desires and personalities. We re-used some diamonds from the existing jewellery in one of the rings. They ended up being two beautiful and unique rings.
There is so much that can be done.
Below you can view some more individual images of various assignments I have completed in the last few years. They are fragments, phases and also pictures of the final jewellery. Do you have questions, or would you like to have a piece of jewellery made? Whether or not from your existing (precious) gold jewellery? Please feel free to contact me for a no-obligation appointment. Then we will sit down together and talk about what your wishes are.
You are most welcome in my studio in Beltrum.