Mention the words ‘bespoke, unique and
jewellery’ in the same sentence and the words ‘out of my reach’ might spring to mind. But hand-crafted beautifully unique jewellery may be more affordable and not as out of reach as you might imagine.
In fact, straying from the path of more well-known jewellery brands can often mean a better value product and a design that feels much more personal. And if you’ve been dreaming of owning a piece of jewellery created uniquely for you, or longing to invest in something extra-special – it’s most certainly an avenue to explore.
Caroline, designer, goldsmith and owner of Gullane-based jewellery label By Caroline, has been hand-crafting beautifully unique jewellery pieces for almost a decade. After graduating from Duncan of Jordonstone in jewellery and metal design, Caroline chose to further her skills by studying silversmithing at the London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins.
Inspired by the hidden beauty in the natural world Caroline beautifully combines coloured gemstones and diamonds, using only precious materials to create captivating jewellery pieces all meticulously hand-crafted in her workshop. Each jewellery piece is elegant and intricate, and channels nature’s beauty – ensuring the wearer takes a little piece of nature with them everywhere they go. Caroline specialises in commissions, particularly bespoke wedding and engagement rings. And although it may seem like a daunting task to undertake, creating custom made jewellery is a unique and exciting opportunity to capture a story. Resulting in a piece tailored to individual tastes helping make a proposal or gift even more personal. Caroline says; “Accompanying a piece of jewellery from concept to creation can be a very special experience and creates a bond that lasts forever. I work with each client from the design stage through to the finished product and feel as ecstatic as they do when we see the finished result!” Caroline can also help you fall back in love with worn out items of jewellery or unworn family heirlooms. She can remodel any jewellery, adding a modern twist to help bring jewellery back to life and turn them into more wearable and contemporary pieces.
Let’s not forget, that choosing your materials is another area you’ll have input on when you commission a piece of jewellery. And ethical awareness is extremely important to Caroline, so each and every piece of jewellery is carefully hand-crafted to the highest standard using precious metals and materials and hallmarked to British hallmarking regulation.
So, whether you have a specific design in mind or you need a little inspiration, Caroline will produce a timeless, high-quality piece that will take pride of place in any jewellery box.
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