Our whole approach is very personal. Throughout the process, you will have the opportunity to learn, directly from Lylie, about gemstones, diamonds, and metals so that you walk away with a wealth of knowledge as well as a covetable product.
From our experience, it is always better to come to us with a fixed budget in mind, as this allows us to provide you with more suitable information and a better service all round.
Lylie, a classically trained goldsmith and a pioneer in sustainability, works meticulously alongside a team of experienced UK craftspeople, to realise the designs of your dreams. Her inspiration comes from Romanticism, the Medieval Gothic period and antique jewellery. Post university, she completed her goldsmiths training at British Jewellery Academy in Hatton Garden and then went on to work for two Bond Street jewellers.
Prior to meeting for the first time, you will discuss with Lylie a 1-2 sentence brief to work from. During your first consultation, Lylie presents a mood board based on your brief. She draws out some initial sketches to ensure that you explore all of the different options. It is often useful to look at pieces you enjoy wearing, to get an idea of your likes, dislikes and style.
Lylie produces 3-5 watercolour design sketches. You go over them together and, following her guidance, agree the details, select the materials, and choose the stones (should you be using them).
Once the final design is confirmed, work begins on hand making it in our workshop. The process is a meticulous one, involving our highly skilled craftsmen and takes 8-12 weeks, depending on the complexity of the piece.