Discover the Possibilities  


Gemstones and precious metals share a history as deep as the earth, rich in symbolism; we scour the globe in search of all that is rare and beautiful, the finest stones, the rarest cuts and purest metals from traceable sources and artisan stone cutters. Finding your perfect stone is our mission and the start of your journey to the perfect piece jewellery.

A History As Deep As The Earth. 

The right gemstone can summon memories and stir emotions. The beauty of these treasures being not only in their depth of colour, but in their depth of meaning too.

Throughout history gemstones and precious metals have been prized for their rarity and beauty and used to mark milestones, honour royalty and bring good luck. From ancient times their mystical qualities have provided a rich stream of inspiration in folklore, myths and legends.

What Stone Speaks To You?


Diamonds

A Wonder Of Nature


The brilliant sparkle of a perfectly cut, flawless diamond is a wonder to behold. Diamonds are valued and classified based on the 4 C’s; colour, clarity, cut and carat. The most valuable diamonds are flawless and colourless. Natural fancy coloured diamonds are also highly prized because of their colour and rarity.

Diamonds with naturally occurring, evenly distributed inclusions are known as salt and pepper diamonds. The most popular cuts are rose-cut or brilliant cut, but more unusual cuts can be found from artisan stone cutters. Unique patterns and beautiful tones, salt and pepper diamonds are becoming ever more popular for their aesthetic qualities. 

Sapphires

The Cardinal Gems


Associated with royalty, romance and heavenly blessings, sapphires are amongst a small group of gemstones, classified since antiquity as ‘cardinal gems’, meaning they are prized above all others. Sapphires are made from the mineral corundum, the second hardest natural substance after the diamond. They range in colour from the highly saturated and highly prized, deep blue sapphires from Kashmir, to the rare, pink-orange, Padparadscha sapphires from Sri Lanka.

Emeralds

The Cardinal Gems


First mined and prized by the Ancient Egyptians, emeralds are revered for their rich, verdant green hues. Emeralds are from the beryl family. Natural inclusions and fissures are commonly found and contribute to the relative fragility of the stone.

Rubies

Passion & Love


Prized for their deep red colour Rubies are symbolic of blood, passion and love, Rubies and sapphires are made from the mineral corundum, the second hardest natural substance after the diamond. Colour, cut, clarity and carat determine the value of a ruby with pigeon-blood red stones, the most highly sought.

Opal

Depth Above All Else


The Romans prized opals above all others because of their beauty and kaleidoscopic colours. Opals are made from millions of tiny silicon spheres that refract light and produce a spectrum of iridescent colour. They are a fairly soft gemstone and are most commonly cut in the cabochon style, meaning they have a smooth, curved surface and a flat back that emphasises the ‘play of colour’.

Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium - What Will You Choose?


Gold

AG / Aurum


The allure of gold; the most noble of metals with its richness of colour, high lustre and malleability has enticed man for a millennium. The ancient metal of kings, gold has been the measure of wealth for all times, coveted the world over.

Why Choose Gold?

Found across the globe, but concentrated in regions of Africa, China, Australia and the Americas, gold is often alloyed with other metals such as copper, silver and palladium, making it durable and providing its many subtle hues, from the rich warmth of 22ct yellow gold, to the red hues of 9ct red gold.  

Choosing the perfect metal is always a balance between colour and durability, we can offer advice and expertise to help you make the perfect choice

Silver

AU / Argentum


More abundant than gold, but valued higher in Egyptian times, silver with its naturally brilliant white lustre is known as one of the seven metals of antiquity and has had an enduring role in most cultures.

From currency to adornment, its appeal is enduring, its history diverse, from its role in early photography through to medical and electronics uses, silver is a precious metal in every sense.

Why Choose Silver?

Silver is the ultimate versatile metal; bright white, light and affordable, it can be intentionally oxidised to a charcoal black finish, plated in yellow or red gold and crafted into a wide range of jewellery from tiny earrings to bangles and torques.

Platinum

PT / Platino


Platinum is considerably rarer than gold and silver and is one of the rarest elements in Earth’s crust. It is a noble metal, resistant to corrosion and oxidisation, making it the perfect choice for jewellery.

Why Choose Platinum?

Densest of all the precious metals, platinum has a reassuring weight and a steely white hue that will not diminish. It is the perfect choice if you have a preference for a white metal that requires longevity.   

Choosing the perfect metal is always a balance between colour and durability, we can offer advice and expertise to help you make the perfect choice.

Palladium

PD / Pallas


Recognised as a precious metal relatively recently, palladium is rarer and lighter than platinum with a comparative, steely white colour.

Why Choose Palladium?

Bright white, but lighter than platinum, palladium is the perfect choice for earrings and jewellery where you would prefer a metal with less weight.

The Characteristics of a Stone


Colour, Clarity, Cut & Carat


When choosing your perfect stone, we take all factors into consideration from the colour and clarity to a gemstones durability and suitability for the design.  

When selecting a white diamond, we refer to the GIA Scale and can source diamonds to exacting requirements.

Certification


All our diamonds and gemstones are sourced from reputable suppliers and we can also source GIA certificated stones on request and arrange for independent certification of any stone used through Anchorcert.

Hallmarking


All our jewellery is handcrafted by us in our Jewellery Quarter workshop and independently tested and hallmarked at Birmingham Assay office. Look out for the Birmingham anchor, metal stamp and our own JJN makers mark as a guarantee of quality and authenticity.

Discover the Possibilities


A History As Deep As The Earth. 

The right gemstone can summon memories and stir emotions. The beauty of these treasures being not only in their depth of colour, but in their depth of meaning too.

Throughout history gemstones and precious metals have been prized for their rarity and beauty and used to mark milestones, honour royalty and bring good luck. From ancient times their mystical qualities have provided a rich stream of inspiration in folklore, myths and legends.

What Stone Speaks To You?


Diamonds

A Wonder Of Nature


The brilliant sparkle of a perfectly cut, flawless diamond is a wonder to behold. Diamonds are valued and classified based on the 4 C’s; colour, clarity, cut and carat. The most valuable diamonds are flawless and colourless. Natural fancy coloured diamonds are also highly prized because of their colour and rarity.

Diamonds with naturally occurring, evenly distributed inclusions are known as salt and pepper diamonds. The most popular cuts are rose-cut or brilliant cut, but more unusual cuts can be found from artisan stone cutters. Unique patterns and beautiful tones, salt and pepper diamonds are becoming ever more popular for their aesthetic qualities.

Sapphires

The Cardinal Gems


Associated with royalty, romance and heavenly blessings, sapphires are amongst a small group of gemstones, classified since antiquity as ‘cardinal gems’, meaning they are prized above all others. Sapphires are made from the mineral corundum, the second hardest natural substance after the diamond. They range in colour from the highly saturated and highly prized, deep blue sapphires from Kashmir, to the rare, pink-orange, Padparadscha sapphires from Sri Lanka.

Emeralds

The Cardinal Gems


First mined and prized by the Ancient Egyptians, emeralds are revered for their rich, verdant green hues. Emeralds are from the beryl family. Natural inclusions and fissures are commonly found and contribute to the relative fragility of the stone.

Rubies

Passion & Love


Prized for their deep red colour Rubies are symbolic of blood, passion and love, Rubies and sapphires are made from the mineral corundum, the second hardest natural substance after the diamond. Colour, cut, clarity and carat determine the value of a ruby with pigeon-blood red stones, the most highly sought.

Opal

Depth Above All Else


The Romans prized opals above all others because of their beauty and kaleidoscopic colours. Opals are made from millions of tiny silicon spheres that refract light and produce a spectrum of iridescent colour. They are a fairly soft gemstone and are most commonly cut in the cabochon style, meaning they have a smooth, curved surface and a flat back that emphasises the ‘play of colour’.

Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium.

What Will You Choose?


Gold

AG / Aurum


The allure of gold; the most noble of metals with its richness of colour, high lustre and malleability has enticed man for a millennium. The ancient metal of kings, gold has been the measure of wealth for all times, coveted the world over.

Why Choose Gold?

Found across the globe, but concentrated in regions of Africa, China, Australia and the Americas, gold is often alloyed with other metals such as copper, silver and palladium, making it durable and providing its many subtle hues, from the rich warmth of 22ct yellow gold, to the red hues of 9ct red gold.  

Choosing the perfect metal is always a balance between colour and durability, we can offer advice and expertise to help you make the perfect choice.

Silver

AU / Argentum


More abundant than gold, but valued higher in Egyptian times, silver with its naturally brilliant white lustre is known as one of the seven metals of antiquity and has had an enduring role in most cultures.

From currency to adornment, its appeal is enduring, its history diverse, from its role in early photography through to medical and electronics uses, silver is a precious metal in every sense.

Why Choose Silver?

Silver is the ultimate versatile metal; bright white, light and affordable, it can be intentionally oxidised to a charcoal black finish, plated in yellow or red gold and crafted into a wide range of jewellery from tiny earrings to bangles and torques.

Platinum

PT / Platino


Platinum is considerably rarer than gold and silver and is one of the rarest elements in Earth’s crust. It is a noble metal, resistant to corrosion and oxidisation, making it the perfect choice for jewellery.

Why Choose Platinum?

Densest of all the precious metals, platinum has a reassuring weight and a steely white hue that will not diminish. It is the perfect choice if you have a preference for a white metal that requires longevity.   

Choosing the perfect metal is always a balance between colour and durability, we can offer advice and expertise to help you make the perfect choice.

Palladium

PD / Pallas


Recognised as a precious metal relatively recently, palladium is rarer and lighter than platinum with a comparative, steely white colour.

Why Choose Palladium?

Bright white, but lighter than platinum, palladium is the perfect choice for earrings and jewellery where you would prefer a metal with less weight.

The Characteristics of a Stone


Colour, Clarity, Cut & Carat


When choosing your perfect stone, we take all factors into consideration from the colour and clarity to a gemstones durability and suitability for the design.  

When selecting a white diamond, we refer to the GIA Scale and can source diamonds to exacting requirements.

Certification


All our diamonds and gemstones are sourced from reputable suppliers and we can also source GIA certificated stones on request and arrange for independent certification of any stone used through Anchorcert.

Hallmarking


All our jewellery is handcrafted by us in our Jewellery Quarter workshop and independently tested and hallmarked at Birmingham Assay office. Look out for the Birmingham anchor, metal stamp and our own JJN makers mark as a guarantee of quality and authenticity.