There are many things that we do to make our jewellery unforgettable. It’s a lot of work, but we think it’s worth it and more to the point, it’s the only way to make it unforgettable. We've been doing this since 1999.
Christine designs collections of jewellery with meaning behind them. While the meaning behind each collection is specific, the story that each individual person shares through giving a piece of her jewellery is unique. The collections are a catalyst to evoke memories and inspire people to think about their connections with the people they love and the world around them.
The only way to make the final piece of jewellery live up to this concept is to design each piece so that it is able to be changed in a way that expresses an individual story perfectly. The designs are made so that they can be broken down into parts and mixed and matched with other collections. When someone has an idea that we don’t yet have a collection for, we make a one off piece for them.
After making something this special, we want it to last forever. We want the pieces that we work on to be loved for generations. The only way we know of making pieces that are of the highest quality and able to be changed to suit individual customers is to make those pieces in the UK. From our workshop in Ayr, each item we make goes through several rigorous quality control checks. Every link is soldered closed so that an item will not open up accidentally. Every earring comes with the best quality fittings we can buy. Each piece is designed so that it can be polished and refinished to look like new at any point in its lifetime. Every item is available in any finger size, wrist size or length and our service doesn't stop after you have bought something. The jewellery we make can be added to or even customised years after it has been purchased. We have designed each piece so we can do this because we want to offer ongoing service to our customers. Our jewellery is not disposable fashion. We want to be different from all other jewellers and we want our customers to celebrate their stories in unforgettable ways that last forever.
You can read about our unforgettable jewellery on our blog. We hope you enjoy exploring our collections of jewellery and if you are looking for inspiration as to how to change them, have a look at our customisation page or get in touch by email to discuss your ideas.
In addition to Christine's exclusive collections we retail a select number of items by other jewellery manufacturers when we feel that their designs match in quality and service with our own pieces.
We can use gemstones from sentimental jewellery to create something new. We don't use old gold or other unrefined metals. When precious metals are recycled, the pure metal is extracted and then realloyed with new metals to create the properties required which may be to pour at a specific temperature or to be drawn down into sheet or wire. This is an expensive process and as it is done in large batches of metal, it isn't suitable for retaining the sentimental value of an inherited piece of jewellery. We guarantee the pieces we make will be free from manufacturing faults for life so we only use our own precious metals so we can ensure the pieces we make will last. We have used items such as wedding rings in unusual ways without melting them down which is a lovely way to retain the meaning of the piece. If you want to find out more or see examples of how we have used old items of jewellery to make new pieces get in touch with details of what you would like used in a commission.
Our commissions are usually between £500 and £3000 and above. The cost depends on the precious metal used, the number of stones and how long it takes to make. The best and easiest thing to do is to have a think about how much you would like to allocate to a specific commission and then to get in touch. We can make suggestions that will fit within your budget rather than showing you designs which are more than you want to spend. If what you would like costs less than your budget, we will tell you and you can decide whether to add more stones or to go ahead at a lower price. Similarly, if during the design process you want to add more stones or make a piece of jewellery more complicated, it is possible to do that.
Commissions generally take around six to eight weeks but can vary to shorter or longer timescales depending on the specific design. If you say at the point you get in touch what date you need the piece for we can tell you if that is possible.