Can I visit your studio?
Yes - this is by appointment only. Please get in touch to arrange this. I am also happy to meet on weekends and evenings when weekdays aren’t possible due to work commitments.
Can I have a bespoke ring re-sized?
Yes - your first sizing is free of charge and any sizing alterations after that will incur a cost. However, it’s much easier to get the ring size right to begin with! If you aren’t able to meet in person, I can post out a plastic ring sizer or you can let me know your size if you have been sized elsewhere. Please note, with either of these options the sizing may not be accurate as I have not sized you in person.
How long does it take?
Usually from signing off a design, it takes around 8 weeks as an estimate. This is subject to change and you will be notified at the time of discussing your piece. If you need something done quickly, this can usually be accommodated depending on the piece.
What metals do you use?
I work in silver, gold, palladium and platinum. I use Fairtrade gold unless stated otherwise.
Is a deposit required?
Yes, I charge a £100 design fee. This is deductible from your order once the design has been agreed.
Where is my piece hallmarked?
All pieces are hallmarked at the Edinburgh Assay Office - this ensures your quality of the metal used, as well as a stamp with my maker’s mark and a letter stamp for the year your piece was made.
Can I commission a piece without knowing a ring size?
Yes, this is possible but it’s worth bearing in mind that certain designs can only be sized up or down around 1 or 2 sizes. So it’s better to know the ring size or have a rough idea! If in doubt, I often recommend sneakily taking a ring that the person wears so that I can size it!
Do you do everything inhouse?
I design and make everything from my studio in Glasgow (whether it’s hand carving wax or making from raw bullion) - however I utilise the expertise and services of other key people for certain jobs when required. I use a UK casting house who supplies Fairtrade gold, and I only use gemstones from suppliers who hold high standards in ethical and traceable gemstone sourcing.