3 days ago
Just when you thought " Claudia couldn't possibly get any more sentimental"
I go and treat you to this beauty 😍 you're welcome ❤️
This client and her Mum are some of the sweetest people I know! They've been at Jewellers Vault quite a few times and even dropped by with home-made cheesecake for me once ❤️ by the way, I LOVE cheesecake and theirs was divine 👌
They came is to find out if we could supply some birthstones and use their gold to make a ring.
This is no ordinary ring either, this ring is made for the daughter. The sentimental gold envelopes three unique gemstones, one represents the father, one represents the mother and the third is for the daughter.
Recently this family has been through hell and back, while that is not my story to tell, let me say the road for them is hard and a long way from over.
This ring is a symbol, a symbol of unity, love and above all else family! A symbol that is being worn with pride to remember all the hope, treasured moments and love a family provides.
Thank you for choosing Jewellers Vault to bring your idea to life.
💎 Claudia 💎
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Gorgeous Claudia. Words fail me <3 See you next week x
Lovely work as usual 😊
Ohhh yeah! It’s gorgeous! Great work Claudia 😍😍
It's beautiful, guaranteed if I haven't had a cry for a day, I only need to read 1 of your stories❤
Absolutely adore this! ❤️
Just beautiful 💕💕
Very special in so many ways
What a beautiful job Claudia I am sure my daughter will treasure this ring forever. ❤️
Absolutely beautiful...... filled with love
You may have to re-name to Sentimental Vault - so many emotionally charged projects! Beautiful!
Stunning job Claudia!
Claudia, you could/should write a book with all your jewellery stories!! A feel good book
5 days ago
Celebrating the birth of a baby is always a wonderful time!
Especially when that baby is your Granddaughter!!!
(No, not mine 😂)
My client wanted to celebrate the birth of her little Granddaughter in the most gorgeous way!
This client also taught me something!
She came in asking for some spinel gemstones, she wanted to have two pieces of Jewellery made using spinel. Now you may not have heard of spinel, I had heard of it, but when she said it was the birthstone for August my face looked a little like this... 🤨😳
Because I'm born in August and August is peridot, I've never particularly liked my birthstone so when this client said spinel I immediately thought "mmm, nope, sorry, it's peridot" However, I checked and guess what???
She is right!!!
A little research later and I learnt that spinel was added to the birthstone list for August in 2016! Well I'll be! I LOVE spinel! So many colours <3 It's such a beautiful gemstone!
Sorry, got a bit sidetracked there 😉
Back to the story:
I was able to track down several spinel options for my client and she opted for a matching pair of alluring grey spinel stones in an emerald cut for earrings. We surrounded these new birthstones with diamonds from her old jewellery and used some of her own gold to help create the studs. I also added some heart shaped details to the back of the studs 😍 because, you know, she is celebrating the birth of her granddaughter after all!
Then the exquisite shade of a round pink spinel caught her eyes and seemed like the perfect choice for a pendant! We also added some diamonds from her old jewellery and used some of her own gold to create this pendant.
The final two designs were selected from a few ideas I sent her and voila here we are.
Two magnificent pieces handmade using sentimental jewellery and precious gemstones to mark the extra special occasion of a brand new baby entering our world and her family!
One day, her granddaughter will inherit these pieces and the stories to go along with them, what a wonderful way to celebrate.
Thank you for choosing Jewellers Vault and thank you for reading, I really appreciate you reading, liking, sharing and commenting on my posts.
💎 Claudia 💎
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Really like your new designs
Great ideas for an upcoming birth in August, gorgeous pieces
So very beautiful, Claudia 💗 incredible design and workmanship, as always!!!
The pendant is beautiful but the earrings! Wow! Out of this world
So wonderful and pretty
Thank you so much, they exceed all my dreams. Thank you. They will be treasured and loved.
That is BEAUTIFUL - wish I would wear pendants!
Beautiful in every way Claudia...
Love them. I’ll have to remember spinel for my girl too.
1 week ago
Oh my, I hope you've got the tissues handy!
Last year, a client came in with a very worn out bracelet.
From the way she held it and tenderly placed in upon my desk, I knew it held great meaning. Sadly I had also seen the state of it, before it even touched the desk and I knew it wasn't going to be an easy conversation.
The bracelet was inherited from her Mum, it was one of those items that was worn and loved everyday. It had already been repaired quite a few times and the wear and tear it now showed was too great to be repaired again. Sometimes this happens. In lots of cases we can repair and restore Jewellery and then in some cases we can't.
It is sad. I felt it and I know the client felt it too. If you've met me, you'll know the one phrase I hate saying is "It can't be repaired" I always try to find a solution for you, something, an option to keep what you treasure so much in your Jewellery collection and not just in the bottom of the Jewellery box, unworn.
Well, we chatted, and I pondered. I offered a bangle, or a ring, neither of which felt right to the client.
So I suggested a pendant, she didn't know what type...until I showed her a 'nugget' she rather liked the idea.
In fact, it ended up being the most perfect idea because as we chatted, she recalled a collection of sentimental sapphires, also inherited, that someone very dear to her had found on the gem-fields many years ago!
What better way to honour the past lives of her family than by combining the metal of the bracelet with the sapphires that would now represent her 4 children!
A piece to truly combine past, present and future generations into one! A piece that every time she gazes upon it, will evoke memories of family, of those watching from above and of those still here with her.
Thank you for choosing Jewellers Vault.
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Looks wonderful such a great gift
As always, a beautiful way of keeping memories alive 💖
I love your posts
Love the stones! And what a perfect way of keeping memories! Well done Jewellers Vault
Another beautiful story with loving memories😀
Lovely back story!
You are amazing, thoughtful, creative & skilled. Who cares this much ever?? You Do each and every time, you take your work so seriously, you are passionate & empathetic. I wish you all the success that's coming your way!
Beautiful Claudia..as always x
Great idea to keep memories alive. Love this!
2 weeks ago
What a restoration!
When this ring came instore for a quote, the client was a little sad with the news I shared.
Some of the emeralds were chipped and broken and most of the claws were almost worn away.
It is a very sentimental ring for the client. She knew that it had already spent a lifetime being treasured and worn, that's what made it so special to her.
I'd like to take this moment to let you know that emeralds are a soft and brittle gemstone. They are not a gemstone that handles the knocks of everyday wear. Treat them with care and love. Have them regularly checked for damage. Natural emeralds are not a cheap stone to replace, so love them, care for them and they will love you back with a lifetime of beauty.
Back to my story.
In order to repair this ring, we had to remove all the stones, take away the white claws and settings, create new settings and claws and source matching natural emeralds to replace the chipped and broken ones. While it was no easy task, it was worth the effort. The client now has her sentimental ring with safe and secure gemstones all ready for her to enjoy and love.
Thank you for choosing Jewellers Vault.
💎 Claudia 💎
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Karli Edgerton 😍😍
Nice job Claudia😁
Just beautiful. Emeralds are my favourite stones.
Stunning my favourite Gem stone ever my be for my 60 th 🤞🏻
Unusual and beautiful what a wonderful treasure to own
Storm Romelo Kim Meyer-Romelo storm I told you emeralds are delicate so be careful
Oooh, that's a stunner! Emeralds are the bomb 💖
What a gorgeous ring! Such pretty colours and style. Great restoration work Claudia.
Amazing work, as usual 🙂 x
This is beautiful!!
Skilled work and a beautiful ring.
Beautiful work as normal!!!
Anna Blackburn thought this would be of interest x
What a stunning ring
This is such a stunning ring!!
2 weeks ago
This one made me laugh!
The client kept telling me she had a bag of old gold waiting to be recreated into something new.
Both our lives are so busy that it was difficult to find the time to meet up to discuss ideas.
Time went by and every time we spoke the bag of gold would get a mention. I am not one to rush people into making a decision about their jewellery as once I begin the task of separating the gold from the stones it's a one way highway 😂 There is no going back.
Settings need to be destroyed in order to save the stones and once I begin melting down the gold, well, I'm sure you can understand I can't put it back to how it was 🔥 I mean, people say I perform magic on their Jewellery but some things are simply not possible!
Anyway, after two or three years of talking about having something made, we finally got our acts together and caught up to discuss Jewellery wants, needs and possibilities!
And 🌟 Voila 🌟
A beautiful handmade solid gold bangle with a gorgeous and reflective hammered finish 💥
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How do you melt gold?.do They all have to be the same carat? You could do one of those fast paced video where you show it being made. The piece is lovely
Jewellers Vault I’ve had so many 🥰comments. It’s just beautiful. So heavy. Perfect 👑
Absolutely gorgeous ❤️
I love it
Looks fabulous Claudia ..... and what happened to all the gem stones???
Impressive- what a great finish!
Love it!! Sounds like what my story will be 😉
That is beautiful, I want one ❤❤❤
This is exactly what I want a beaten gold bangle - how much gold do you need for a bangle? (Roughly?)
Looks amazing Claudia 😍
Hmmm I have some gold....
Absolutely gorgeous Claudia, I really do like that hammered finish... Have an awesome Tuesday 💛