Inspirational Jewellery – UK Jewellers
At Maud and Mabel we represent UK jewellers with skill, craftsmanship and thoughtful choice of materials. The beauty of a piece is enhanced with the knowledge that it is handmade, and so, completely unique and one-of-a kind. Many of the jewellers are producing their jewellery designs in the UK, including Kerry Seaton, Ram Rijal, Florence Hill and Callum Partridge.
The bracelets, necklaces and earrings made by Ram Rijal are set in 22 carat gold and have precious stones as their focal point. The designs are informed by the stone, and so vary in the amount of gold in which they are set. Ram grew up in Nepal, where he spent much of his time watching the craftsmen in Kathmandu hammering and forging their creations.
Ram’s pieces are distinctive in their rough, organic yet refined, appearance which attests to their hand-made nature. The precious stones that Ram carefully selects range include sapphire, diamond, emerald, peridot and tourmaline. Some of the necklaces and bracelets for women feature beautiful links and the special touch of an additional stone on the chain. Ram’s jewellery is simple and totally timeless, made special through rounded or angular details.
Ram began his jewellery career working for Pippa Small MBE, a London based ethical jeweller. Pippa’s pieces are informed by craft traditions. Materials are sourced in line with Fair Trade and “Fair mined gold’ standards and gem sources are traceable. Pippa Small works with charities and NGO’s that promote the skills of artisans and human rights. Pippa Small creates jobs in jewellery whilst preserving cultural traditions.
Kerry Seaton creates jewellery from precious metals which she carefully selects for their properties of weight and colour, and stones that can hold light. Her rings, bangles and necklaces for women are hand-forged and are inspired by natural forms, such as pumpkin seeds and rice grains. Kerry uses traditional jewellery techniques to make treasures which are designed with longevity at the forefront. Fresh water pearls and yellow gold are just some of the striking materials that make Kerry’s pieces so romantic, calm and still.
Florence Hill makes all her jewellery designs by hand in the UK. Having studied jewellery making and wax modelling at Le Arti Orafe in Italy, Florence’s jewellery is concerned with simplicity, form and materiality. She works with sterling silver and solid gold, as well as precious and semi-precious stones. Florence’s pieces vary depending on the natural forms of the stones. Her fresh-water pearl necklaces have subtle gold chains to compliment the iridescence of the pearl, enhancing its beauty, femininity and grace.
Callum Partridge is a metal smith crafting pieces which raise questions about the material world, function and design. This was promoted by a continuous questioning of his surroundings growing up in the countryside in Gloucestershire. Callum aims to provoke a sense a curiosity and play through his designs, which include trays, beakers, candlesticks and necklaces. Callum’s stainless steel and silver necklaces are sculptural statement pieces that explore how posture can be communicated through metal.
Callum’s process begins with simple pencil drawings, which he intends to express in the final piece, so bends the metal as though he is drawing with it.
He uses traditional techniques such as raising and silver soldering as well as exploring other methods, including laser welding. His collection of work inspires to create narratives with character and mood.
Kerry, Ram, Florence and Callum are four jewellers whose pieces are handmade in the UK and to the most exquisite and breath-taking standard. Shop our collection of handmade jewellery here.