Creating anything bespoke should be fun. It should also be informative, efficient and engaging.
In our world, no commission is too big or too small. We approach each new project with the same enthusiasm and care as the last.
We like a challenge, whether that be design-led or cost-based. At the same time, if we know we can’t make it how you want it we’ll tell you straight up and point you in a better direction.We like enquiries and are always happy to provide clients with a starting quote for free, without any obligation to proceed.
Our commission structure for any bespoke project is completely transparent and the same for everyone, and all our jewellery is always hand-made in the UK.
HOW WE WORK
From a simple ring to a full suite of jewels, Tessa personally designs each and every bespoke commission that we undertake. Time is spent with a new client to get to know their style and really understand their brief.
Design meetings can be done in person, via email, on the telephone or using video calls. Many of our bespoke clients live abroad so we are used to working in a manner of different ways. The most important thing is that our clients feel comfortable with the approach we suggest.
When it comes to designing, the client’s vision always comes first. We are on hand to lend as much (or as little) direction and assistance as needed. Our job is to make the jewellery of your dreams.
REMODELLING OLD JEWELLERY
Fashions change. A generation ago there was great trepidation about pulling apart and dismantling gifted or inherited jewellery. Thankfully, today, sentiments have changed. More and more of our clients are enjoying the perks of turning old, unused jewels into shiny, new heirlooms.
Whilst every effort is made to use the original metals, it is the gemstones who truly triumph in the renovation game. Carefully unpicked from their original settings, these miniature treasures are then lovingly reset into ‘much-more-you’ designs to enjoy for ever and ever. And any left over original metal can be scrapped for cash and put towards the cost of the commission.
The sourcing of an engagement ring can be stressful, and often unnecessarily expensive. To make things as easy as possible we like to be transparent with our clients about approximate starting price (£3500) and the various project options:
♥ THE FULL SURPRISE – You tell us what your loved-one is like, how much you want to spend, and we design a ring for your betrothed- to-be.The ring can always be altered post proposal, but there will be an additional cost to do this.
♥ THE HALF / HALF – You tell us what your loved-one is like, how much you want to spend, and we pick out a stone together and get it set into a very simple band for the proposal. Once engaged both parties will work with Tessa and Team TP to design the ring.
♥ THE SAFETY-COMES-FIRST OPTION – You and your loved-one come in together to discuss what you want and how you want it. Some couples prefer to talk about budget openly, others request a degree of discretion.We can work with either scenario.
We usually ask clients to allow for 2 – 3 weeks for the design phase, and 5 – 7 weeks for the production phase.
BIRTHSTONES & SOURCE-IT-SERVICE
As well as designing bespoke jewellery, Tessa also offers a Source-It- Service for gemstones and birthstones. You set the budget and Tessa and her team will find the perfect stone to match.
Each chosen gemstone comes with its own informative booklet which details what it is, where it comes from and how to keep it clean. If required, gift certificates can also be purchased for our Source-It-Service, allowing the recipient to choose a preferred stone themselves.
Over the years we have found that gemstones, especially birthstones, make particularly good christening presents, as they allow a godchild to have fun designing their own piece of jewellery when the time is right. Many godparents ‘gift’ this follow-up experience as the 18th or 21st birthday present.
We also hold a wide stock of heart-shaped stones, ranging in price from £25 upwards. When it comes toValentine’s Day,it’s an infinitely more interesting (and timeless) offering than a box of chocolates.
Me-Rings are – very simply – rings you design for yourself to commemorate or celebrate a significant occasion; or for no other reason than you are unique and fabulous and and and deserve a ring that is equally so.
Many of our clients choose to commission Me-Rings
♥ as a token of self-love and self-appreciation
♥ after the birth of a child
♥ to celebrate a big deal at work
♥ for a special anniversary
♥ to celebrate new beginnings after tough times
♥ in place of wedding bands or engagement rings
In terms of design, Me-Rings can be anything from simple single-stone rings to signet-style pieces, a set of stacking rings or a monster rock on your finger. There really is no rule as to what a Me-Ring should look like apart from that it is one-of-a-kind (like you)!