Starting Points

First, Amanda will work with you to determine the design brief.

Starting with a blank canvas?The idea of creating something 'from scratch' can be a daunting, but also incredibly rewarding. Amanda will work closely with you to establish your design brief and, using your own inspirations, create a beautiful piece of jewellery that reflects your story.

Do you have existing fine jewellery you would like to repurpose?Great! Amanda can create a new piece reusing your precious material(s). Gemstones can easily be reset, and existing gold or platinum can often be repurposed. Please feel free to send Amanda details and photos of your pieces to find out what may be possible.

Like one of Amanda's existing designs?Inspired by one of the pieces you see on our website or Instagram? Amanda would be happy to discuss adapting these designs to make it your own. She also has a range of samples available to see and try on at her studio. Please get in touch to book an appointment and get started.

Time & Budget

How long?Wedding bands typically take between 6-8 weeks. Bespoke pieces can range from 4-16 weeks. As every piece is handmade and often a collaborative process, time is needed to develop and agree the design of a piece as well as make it. If you have a specific date in mind, please get in touch with Amanda, and she will confirm if your deadline can be met.

How much?As commissions are made to order, each piece is individually priced based on the type and amount of materials used plus the time needed to make design. Amanda will be happy to put together a quote based on your individual criteria and offer a range of options. If there is a budget you are working to let us know; Amanda can offer suggestions on what materials and design options will be possible.

Scattered blue and teal cushion cut sapphires on a grey background.
18ct gold colour swatches laid out on a grid of matching coloured dots printed on sheet of white paper.
sapphire ring held in tweezers in front of drawings of ring

Commissioning Process

Design DevelopmentThe fun part! There are many ways to start the conversation. Feel free to email or phone Amanda with your ideas or, if possible, make an appointment to visit her Hatton Garden studio. There Amanda will discuss the process and show samples of designs, precious metal colours and responsibly sourced diamonds and coloured gemstones.With rings, Amanda will review proportion, size, metals (colour, carat, certified Fairtrade or recycled) as well as optional gemstones, textures, and finishes. She really enjoys showing people how personal a piece of jewellery can be, teaching you about the craft and materials while working out how best to capture your story and personality in the piece.

Design options & quoteOnce the brief is established, Amanda will prepare a quote and, if required, present a few design options for your consideration and approval..

Final cost estimate & depositOnce the final design and cost is agreed, Amanda will send an order form confirming all the details. At that point, a 50% deposit is payable, typically via BACS (wire transfer).

Making the designThis is where it all becomes real! Amanda will craft your piece of jewellery by hand in her studio and complete by your agreed deadline. Time permitting, Amanda may make a silver mock-up of the piece to confirm the final design and fit. Click here to find out more about the making process.

Final PaymentThe remaining balance will be due upon completion of the piece.

The completed piece of jewelleryYour piece will be presented in its own gift box, which either can be collected up in person or posted via insured delivery (additional costs may apply).

Ring resizingWe offer a complimentary resizing within one year of purchase. It is important you are sure it feels right through the summer and winter months.

Book an appointment to discuss your ideas with Amanda.