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Christmas last order dates

Christmas feature

With Christmas fast approaching here are the last order dates for all my online shops:

  • Made to order rings cut off date is December 10
  • Made to order earrings cut off date is December 15
  • In stock and ready made items cut off date is December 20
  • Custom orders like the Manu Scriptum collection with your own text are now closed, any new orders will be made in the new year.

To avoid any disappointment with your parcel delivery I strongly recommend selecting Express Post for a prompt delivery. 

As always if you would like to see or try a piece of jewellery before purchase please contact me to arrange an appointment.

 

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Gem cutting services

Large pink tourmaline cushion

As you can see in all the articles in the Gem-cutting category of my blog I do a lot of cutting from rough, repairs and some carving right here in my workshop. If you would like to know if some gemstones you have can be cut, recut or improved, pearls to drill… please contact me to arrange an appointment. (no obligations and no charge)

Design consultations for jewellers  / designers are available for a fee, please contact me to discuss your project.

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Mother’s day gift guide

Simplicity- Sterling silver Flower Gift set

Hello everyone,

I am sure you are aware that Mother’s day is coming up very soon…

To help you get a nice gift without breaking the bank I have put together a few sets and a few new simple designs together for you.

Classic set of white fresh water pearls and sterling silver.
Classic set of white fresh water pearls and sterling silver.
Very cute flowers for Mum every day!
matt onyx silk 2
Latest addition to my very popular silk necklaces, I have threaded a matt onyx bead onto a fiery red silk for a striking effect. Coming soon to my Madeit shop!
rose qtz+ blue lace 2
Brand new pastel colour combination. 2 rose quartz and a blue lace agate beads simply mounted on a sterling silver chain. Coming soon to my Madeit shop
bubbles rising trio
Now available as “Made to Order” so you will never miss out on my classic sterling silver disc earrings!

I hope this will help you spoil your Mum because you know she deserves it!

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Woman’s Day feature!

Manu Scriptum cuff featured in Woman's Day!

In this week’s Woman’s Day (March 4 ) you will see a little feature on page 87 titled: “Shop the Markets… from your lounge” and will see one of my Manu Scriptum cuff! I am so thrilled, it is the first time I am in a national magazine 🙂

Here is a quick shot of it

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Pebbly pebbles collection

Pebbly pebble group

“Pebbly pebbles” collection

After years of looking and collecting little stones and pebbles wherever I go I stoped for a moment to reflect on this habit.

As a gemmologist and gem cutter I have an obvious attraction to gemstones. As an artist I always find myself looking at textures and colours wherever I am. As I combine the two together I find myself fascinated by the fact that a geologist will be able to tell you the history of a particular stone: what it is made off, how it was formed and how it got to the place you found it. On the other hand a more romantic person will tell you the story of a beautiful sunset and how the stone was chosen and carefully kept as a precious reminder of that moment.

Wether you are more interested in the scientific part or the artistic one or even a bit of both like me my question to you is what does this little stone tell you?