WHETHER YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT OR NEED SOME HELP, I WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS SO THAT YOU GET THE BEST RING FOR YOU IN YOUR BUDGET, WITH YOUR STYLE
CUSTOM OR BESPOKE
WORK ONE ON ONE WITH ME
Bring their dream ring to life with ease.
Meet me in my design studio or virtually. I can adapt to your schedule, to help you easily find the time to bring your ideas to life.
During our consultation, we'll delve into the specifics, ensuring every detail reflects your unique love story. My custom designs, starting from £995, offer a personalized touch, while fully bespoke designs, starting from £1995, allow for a more intricate and time-intensive creation. Rest assured, I'll work hard to ensure you receive a stunning and meaningful ring that fits into your budget.
Throughout the process, you will receive regular updates, revisions and a smooth stress-free design process. I will make sure every detail is perfect so that you can be sure you have a ring they will love.
I originally trained as a sculptor, with a Masters from the Royal Academy, I built my reputation through creating sculptural installations, exhibiting in prestigious locations such as London and New York.
My transition into fine jeweller was a natural evolution. Initially experimenting with different materials for large scale work, I scaled down my designs to create miniature sculptures for the everyday.
Whilst LeSter jewellery evolved from my sculptures, they are just as covetable, described as “perfectly embodying the zeitgeist in contemporary jewellery with precious wearable jewels” (Rachael Taylor).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, if it exists I can source it. Over the years I have built up a wide network of gem dealers who trade in responsibly sourced stones.
Generally, no. Different gemstones have different hardnesses which determines if they are suitable for specific types of jewellery. For example, opals are too soft for engagement rings but hard enough for a pendant or earrings.
Under a microscope they look the same as natural diamonds, they have the same qualities of hardness, brilliance, etc. However natural diamonds are mined from the earth whereas lab-grown are grown in a laboratory. Lab-grown diamonds are less expensive than their counterparts, which means you can buy a larger stone at a better quality for your budget.
Custom designs take between 6-8 weeks. Bespoke designs will take longer, the additional time will depend upon the complexity of the bespoke design.
I work with 14K and 18K gold and platinum. These metals are hard and do not oxidise, which means they can withstand the test of time. They are the perfect choice for precious pieces you would like to hand down to the next generation.
I offer bespoke and custom options, the main difference between the two is time. Bespoke designs start completely from scratch whereas in custom design we start with a design from the collection and make it yours by choosing your stone, metal colour, and band shape.
Yes, I love bringing a new lease of life into a piece of jewellery which is no longer worn. However, as mentioned above, different gemstones have different hardnesses which determines if they are suitable for specific types of jewellery. Beyond that limit I would relish the chance to create something special for the everyday (rather than have it locked away).
I see creating your custom or bespoke jewel as a collaboration. I love hearing your ideas and working with you to bring them to life. However, I also know that some people prefer to be less involved. You can have as much or as little input as you would like.
I try to facilitate as wide a range of budgets as possible, working hard to source a stone that fits within your price point. However, due to the cost of materials and craftsmanship, the starting price for custom rings is upwards of £1,000. Once we have had our initial consultation, I will be able to give you a better estimate for your specific project.
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