I am a jewellery designer/maker based in South Warwickshire. I love creating different textures on sterling silver as part of my designs, which are often enhanced with semi-precious stones and, occasionally, with yellow and rose gold.
I studied geology at university and have always been fascinated with metals, minerals, and gemstones. I attended evening classes and part-time courses in silversmithing and jewellery making for several years, and finally decided to leave behind academic publishing and make my hobby into my job. I now work from my small workshop at home.
If you are interested in any of my designs and would like to commission something as a special gift or as a treat to yourself, please do get in touch.
Hallmarking is a legal requirement for all items containing 7.78g or more of silver or 1g or more of gold, although items below these weights may also be hallmarked.
The full traditional hallmark comprises five marks:
Sponsor's mark (or maker's mark)
Traditional fineness mark
Millesimal fineness mark
Assay Office mark (leopard head for London)
Date letter mark (changes each year)
My maker's mark is registered at the London Assay Office at Goldsmith's Hall in London: