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Nordhoff Jewellery Couture
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This stunning engagement ring came back in today for a consultation for a matching wedding ring to be made. We had forgotten how crisp and eye catching it is, and unusual too, in breaking all the rules about diamond colour and metal colour. Who says champagne diamonds should be set in yellow, and fine white diamonds only in white?! This is two tone at its best! The wedding ring will enhance the design so perfectly.
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The bright blue Ceylon sapphire is just breathtaking sitting at the centre of this organic ring. The last finishing touches of this entirely handmade ring was for Sam to painstakingly cut and sculpt each individual leaf out of white gold, shaping and curving every one and blending each stalk to weld seamlessly with the branched band.
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This is a tightly fitting handmade wedding ring, covered in diamonds to match the Argyle diamond engagement ring. Try not to get distracted by the sparkle.
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Tanzanite, white diamonds, platinum, timeless design, Birthday gift sorted!
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'I was born in 1901 and I'd like to tell you a little story about my life....
For many happy years I was cherished by a lovely lady and we spent much time together, in fact we went everywhere together. We were perfect for each other.
Times changed though, and things got difficult, we had to part ways, and I ended up with a gentleman jeweller living in Tasmania. Many of my friends from that time were treated as some would term today as "unfairly". Our contribution to society and history was not valued highly at all. My only saving grace was that many people thought I had a pretty face, which made me feel at least a bit useful in a way. Unfortunately, over time, the gentleman jeweller changed his mind, and eventually saw no value in keeping me around as part of his family. I was sent away to be sold.
Now I will never be the same. My body is broken and I just can't do what I could when I was younger, but still, I have my pretty face... I have a few scars from over the years, but when one gets to my age what does one expect?'
Delicately hand painted enamel on copper dial from approx early 1900's. Came from a ladies silver pocket watch which was kept for spare parts while unfortunately the body was melted down for scrap to be sold as bullion. This 'face' attracted my attention amongst a box of old watch bits whilst I was in Tasmania last year. I felt it just wanted to be loved again, and I did indeed fall in love straight away! After showing this dial to a group of enthusiastic watchmakers, to my delight, part of her story was revealed!
I wanted to build a beautiful body for this face, echoing its past, but adding something special too. I decided to use some old cut diamonds, as the faceting style of these were commonly found in the 1900's and felt they fitted perfectly with the story. The majority of this pendant is made using 18k yellow gold, but with the addition of a domed and polished sterling silver backing which is reminiscent of the case that would have held the watch originally. Of course all made by hand, by me, with no cast parts at all.
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This gents ring is super old school.
Super chunky, solid and heavy.
Super nuggety (if that is even a word)
Super bright sapphire, and super fun to make!
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A bold, custom cut, Actinolated Quartz, set in sunny yellow gold. A perfect match for layering with a warm knit now that winter has tiptoed upon us.
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Pretty Pink Pear!
Completely handmade in Fairtrade white gold featuring the most stunning Argyle pear shaped diamond, with a unique double graduated halo that is set with sparkling Australian white diamonds this ring is beautiful!
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All Aussie engagement ring! A stunning custom cut Australian parti sapphire sits proudly in this unique ring, accented by Argyle white diamonds, and all handmade the traditional way using Australian gold.
Congratulations to the newly engaged couple, we wish you all the best for your future together.
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