Bill is a goldsmith working in residence within the gallery and is happy to discuss design ideas. Appointments are free and you are not committing yourself until you are happy with the design and the price. After that a deposit is required if you decide to have the piece made up.
They work in gold, silver and platinum and can source any stones you require from the highest quality diamonds to semi-precious stones and beads. It is also possible to remodel existing pieces of jewellery. Bill can melt and reuse your old gold if it has a sentimental value; your existing stones can be cleaned and reused to create a new unique piece.
It takes approximately six weeks after designing to create the finished piece. "It is a privilege to be part of the journey starting with an idea, putting it on paper, working it through all the processes, sending it to the Assay Office where it is tested and stamped with the makers' mark and finally presenting it to the customer in its box. Every piece has its own story", says Bill.
They make jewellery for all types of occasions and appreciate it can sometimes be difficult for customers to be confident when having a piece made as a surprise. For this they offer a service where you can present a sketch, allowing the design and materials to evolve so the final piece is exactly what you want. Another option is to choose a stone which can be given in a presentation box and you can come in and design the piece together.