Bespoke


James Newman hand crafting jewellery at his jewellers bench in his Birmingham Jewellery Quarter workshop.

Why commission?

There’s nothing like having a piece of jewellery designed and handcrafted for you or the one you love. From engagement rings to the remodelling of precious heirlooms, we have the skills and expertise to make the perfect jewellery for you.

Getting to know you and what you want is really important to us; at the first meeting, we’ll discuss your ideas, establish a budget, make initial sketches and give you time to think through the potential options. If you prefer to consult us remotely, we can liaise via email or video link.

A selection of unique, rosecut and brilliant cut, grey and salt and pepper diamonds and lilac and purple spinels.

Materials

The right combination of precious metals and stones can elevate your jewellery and make it come alive. We source GIA certificated, coloured, rare and unusual, one of a kind precious stones and diamonds from all over the world – whatever you want to achieve, we can help you to make the best choices for your jewellery.

Metal samples used during the bespoke commissioning process.  Left - Right, Platinum, Palladium, 18ct White Gold, 9ct White Gold, Sterling Silver, 22t Yellow Gold, 18ct Yellow Gold, 9ct Yellow Gold, 18ct Red Gold, 9ct Red Gold.

Getting it right

We go to great lengths to ensure you are happy with your jewellery; before we begin making, you will be presented with hand drawn or realistic CAD design illustrations, so you have a clear idea of what your jewellery will look like. Depending on the complexity of your design, wax or silver prototypes may be produced and prior to hand over, you will be invited to attend a fitting. After any adjustments have been made, your jewellery will be finished and presented in a James Newman box.

 

A page of hand drawn jewellery designs by James Newman.

Making your jewellery

 We are passionate about hand crafting jewellery and only employ the most highly skilled goldsmiths and stone setters. You can be assured that your jewellery will be made exclusively for you, in our Jewellery Quarter workshop and hallmarked at Birmingham’s Assay Office.

 

James Newman handcrafting jewellery at his jewellers bench in his Jewellery Quarter workshop.

How long does it take?

Usually the process from design to realisation takes 4-6 weeks, though we will always try to accommodate any last minute requests.  If you would like make an appointment and find out about what might be possible, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.  

 

Recent commissions

To see more of our recent commissions, please visit our bespoke gallery.

What does it cost?

We want everyone to enjoy excellent design and craftsmanship, so we aim to make our jewellery as affordable and accessible as possible.  We work hard to ensure our costs are a fair reflection of the time, effort, expertise and material costs that go into the realisation of your jewellery.  We will always give you an accurate quote and work within the budget you have.   Here's how it works:

 

Initial consultation – no charge

Design process - £150 deposit redeemable against final purchase

Prior to making – 50% deposit 

Hand over – Remaining balance to be paid 

 

Interested?

If you would like to go ahead and make an appointment or find out about what might be possible, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.