Laurel Tree Gems

To provide a bespoke service from inception to final piece, only using genuine gemstones and sterling silver for handmade individual designs.

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A Little About Laurel Tree Gems

My background as an Art & Design Teacher with a passion for nature’s colourful beauty lead me to discover the natural radiance of genuine gemstones. The way they are cut and faceted to show off their clarity and colour never ceases to amaze me. I have located a source which only deals in genuine gemstones from around the world that are ethically sourced. This has meant I can now provide a unique bespoke service personally discussing your individual needs and budget with a free consultation, illustrate your design and then produce the design by hand.

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Each piece I make is individual therefore unique. I only use the finest metals and materials to compliment the natural beauty of the gemstones and have an array of resources which will fit every budget from a single piece to a wedding commission including corsages, buttonholes, favours and headdresses. Each design will come with a certificate of authenticity so you can be assured of their origin and quality. I have now completed my Accredited Jewellery Professional diploma with the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) which has increased my knowledge of the gemstone world but more importantly, I will be able to identify stones and pearls to make sure they are the genuine article. I have also invested in silver smith tools and raw solid silver which will enable me to produce larger and more intricate pieces, still by hand and therefore still bespoke.

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WIRE & SILVER RINGS

Wire rings can be created in Sterling silver, 9ct rose or yellow gold overlay (Vermeil) which is plated over a sterling silver base. The wire rings are totally made by hand whereas the solid silver rings are cast and then embelished with gemstones which are mounted by hand.

NECKLACES

All necklaces are made with either sterling silver or gold vermeil (9ct gold overlayed onto sterling silver) findings. Plain cultured pearl necklaces can be individually knotted to save the pearls if the silk thread should break. If not a bonded thread is used if precious gemstones are used. ALL pearls are genuine cultered pearls from China which include Keshi, Biwa, Baroque and Potato pearls. All pearls come with a certificate of authenticity. Gemstone necklaces also have sterling silver or 9ct rose/yellow gold vermeil findings including any chain that may be used. Please view the Necklace gallery for examples of pearls combined with sapphires, emerald and rubies.

BRACELETS

All kinds of bracelet designs can be created, from the simple "stretchy" bracelets to the more elaborate ladder weave ones. All clasp fastenings and chain are sterling silver and torque bracelets can either be made with sterling silver wire or plated silver wire depending on your budget. I also make "slave" bracelets which include a gemstone cluster ring, a silver or gold vermeil gemstone rosary chain which drapes over the hand and is connected to a bracelet . These are especially stunning for weddings or evening wear. Please view the bracelet gallery to view examples of the ladder weave and "slave" bracelet collections.

EARRINGS

ALL earrings are for pierced ears but I can also source silver earring clasp findings. All earrings are made in Sterling Silver or 9ct gold vermeil. They can be made in either stud or shepherd hook fastenings. There are numerous designs available so please look at the earring gallery to just a few examples.

LACE & PEARL NECKLACE

My lace and pearl designs enable me to create vintage or classic necklaces, "slave" bracelets, belts, wedding accessories, fasinators and much more. Most lace based designs include seed, keshi and baroque cultured pearls in a variety of colours. Shell Pearl cabochons can create a perfect centre which can also be surrounded by luscious seed pearls. Due to the delicate sumptuous designs I only use precious metal clasps and finding except for the headbands , grips and combs.

FASCINATORS

All kinds of individual fasinators can be made with various gemstones, lace, wire mesh and pearls. These are great for the Races, Events and Weddings. Each piece is handmade therefore each is unique and can be created in any colour combination you want. I also hand stitch pearls onto silk belts, handbags and sashes, ideal to enhance and existing outfit or create a totally new one.

Laurel Tree Gems Processes

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Design

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An individual meeting or discussion could be face to face or over the phone. I find it very important to know your personality and specifications but most important, what is important to YOU.

I will then produce an illustrated version of your specifications and advise on what would be the best solution creating the design and gemstones to be used.

This is a very important stage in the process as we can both discuss colour themes, budget and desires you would like. anything is possible !

Once we have decided on what you require and are happy with my illustrations, I can go ahead and produce either a single piece or a series of pieces to your requirements that will be produced by hand and to the highest of quality you desire. Each piece will be unique and can cost as little as £19.95.

Depending on the size of the commission, I can deliver by hand or by 1st class mail. I take great pride in my designs and find it very important to create and keep in constant contact with my clients so we can both be satisfied with the outcome.

 

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