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Collette Waudby is an award winning artisan jewellery designer with over 20 years experience. She is dedicated to design evolution and the refinement of skills. Her extensive collection is made in her traditional UK jewellery studio. Each piece is made to the highest standards from precious metals and meticulously hand finished.

Ancient metal forging techniques are harnessed to create her unique signature style.

Each piece is thoughtfully and intelligently designed, using beautiful materials made to the highest standards, aiming for the wearer to feel individual, elegant and sophisticated. 

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Working in the Jewellery Quarter

February 13, 2018

During the 18th century, Great Britain revolutionised the process of manufacturing goods.     If Britain was the ‘workshop of the world’, then the Jewellery Quarter was the goldsmith’s creative flair. 'Generations of jewellers are somehow soaked up into buildings.'  Once referred to as the ‘toy shop’ of Europe, the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter is now rich with 250 years of art, history and community spirit. Since graduating university in 1995, Collette has worked amidst the hustle of bustle in a traditional goldsmith workshop. 'This is my world - this is where I'm happiest.'  Quite a few of the techniques she uses are centuries old and in Collette's words, 'this makes it quite a special craft'. Not much has changed over the...

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Reasons to celebrate Valentines...

January 29, 2018

Valentine’s day has   become an event of  plastic hearts, tacky teddy bears and expensive dinners. Quite a few of us don’t even celebrate the occasion anymore because of its shallow reputation. Well, it’s about time that we start seeing Valentines in a different light! Here are our top 3 reasons to celebrate Valentine’s this year. 1. Love comes in many forms. Quite often we’re led to believe that Valentine’s Day is only for passion, lust and romance, but the various meanings of love could not be more contrary. Like the different flavours of ice-cream, we have different formations of love that the Ancient Greeks so insightfully identified. Eros is the love of passion, most regularly associated with valentines, youth and lust. Meanwhile...

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Neck, Wrist and Ring Sizing

Neckwear

As a default all our pendants are hung on 18 inch chains. We have found this is the most popular length. We can supply our pendants on 16'' 18'' 20'' 22'' 24''. 

To decide what is the best length for you, measure an existing chain that is a comfortable length and make a note to help when choosing.

Alternatively, use a piece of string or ribbon to determine the perfect length for you.

Click the image below to see our guide.

 

Wristwear

Bracelets are very straightforward. The universally accepted length is 7 to 71/2 inches. Ours all have a short extender chain to allow for a little variation.

Bangles can be a bit trickier. We have a great tool you can download to help with this. You can place your own bangle over the template or cut it out and carefully put your hand through the hole. We find the medium is by far our most popular size.

Click the image below to see our guide.

 

Rings

This to can be tricky, especially if it is for a surprise gift!

We have spent some time developing two tools on one page for you to help determine your size. There are clear instructions on the PDF tool that make it super easy to use and has proven to given accurate measurements.

Click the image below to see our guide.