Elegant, ethical jewellery handcrafted to order. Pieces made by hand with traditional techniques and simple hand tools, from recycled gold and silver.

FAQS

So you make jewellery?

Yes. I have a teeny workshop with a selection of basic hand tools. I make each piece individually to order using traditional techniques. Making to order this way allows me to offer all UK ring sizes and half sizes to get you the perfect fit, and to be flexible with my designs.

What materials do you use?

All my pieces are made of solid precious metals. I work in sterling silver, 9ct, 14ct and 18ct gold, palladium and a little bit of platinum. Platinum is a very dense metal, without getting too much into the science I can only create enough heat in my tiny workshop to make quite delicate pieces in this material. 9ct gold is my comfort zone, this is what I work in most often. It’s a really beautiful, hard wearing material that can be quite affordable in comparison to the higher carats.

Is your jewellery ethical? / Do you use fairtrade / recycled materials?

I think this can be quite a complex question, but I do try to do everything I can to make my work as ethical as possible. All pieces are made by hand by me in the UK. My standard gift boxes are made of a plant based, biodegradable material, and I use plastic free envelopes for sending out orders. Solid precious metals are much longer lasting than anything which has a temporary plated surface. Although more of an upfront investment, pieces which can be worn for decades rather than a year or two will provide much better value in the long run, as well as reduce waste. All of the gold and silver on my website is recycled. I can offer platinum and palladium via special order but I don't have a specifically ethical source for this at the moment.

Do you make bespoke jewellery?

The word bespoke does make me a little nervous. Before running this business I worked in high end bespoke furniture, so I have seen many possible iterations of when bespoke goes wrong. Creating a unique design for a specific person can be a really wonderful thing to do, and it can be an expensive disaster if expectations on both sides aren’t perfectly in line. My making methods tend to be quite instinctual, I don’t create computer models or detailed technical drawings. If you are looking for something which is a good fit with my style then I am very happy to discuss ideas. I would never copy another jewellers work, and I’m very unlikely to be able to improve on a price for any basic designs from the high street.

Can you shape a ring around my engagement ring?

Yes, this is pretty much my bread and butter. I make wishbones and curved rings to fit around all different types of engagement ring. I offer a silver trial service to get a great fit between the two pieces.

Testimonials

I am so in love with my wedding band! Very impressed with Nikki’s service. She met me in person and patiently waited for me to try on about 100 sample shaped rings that she brought with her. And she helped me design exactly what I had in mind, sent a silver prototype which she then tweaked perfectly to fit my fussy requests. It fits with my awkwardly shaped engagement ring perfectly. An absolute super star, would highly recommend. Can’t wait to wear it for the rest of my life! Thank so much Nikki!

Alice

My husband and I bought our wedding bands from Nikki and she was amazing! We met to look at samples which was great and she was so flexible and helpful with suggestions of how to adapt designs to best fit what we wanted! Nikki allowed enough time to send me my wedding band before it was finished so I could test it out alongside my engagement ring and when it wasn’t quite right she was so quick to change it to how I wanted and post it back in time for our wedding! Our rings are totally perfect and we love them!!! We would 100% recommend Nikki for beautiful, elegant designs that can be tailored just how you want them!

Erin

I have just bought my platinum wedding ring from Nikki. She has been such a pleasure to deal with. I wasn’t sure what I wanted so she even sent me some samples in silver to try which really helped. Nikki was really great to communicate with and always responded quickly. The ring is absolutely beautiful. It fits perfectly and I couldn’t be happier.

Emma

We got both of our wedding rings made by Nikki in the white gold wishbone style. We both love them and feel like they are a bit more interesting than a plain wedding band. Nikki was also so helpful and arranged to adjust the sizing of one of the rings - she even sent a spare ring in the new size to test out before we sent ours back. All in all a great experience, amazing customer service and most importantly we love the rings!

Mhairi and Ashley

Nikki is a pleasure to deal with, a great communicator and very patient. The ring she made is absolutely beautiful, exactly as requested and completely perfect. For a custom ring made to fit around an antique ring of irregular shape I honestly expected to pay at least twice the price. Highly recommend <3

Kathryn

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